C40’s Participation Standards are guidelines for C40 membership and include a number of mandatory requirements such as setting an ambitious target for reducing GHG emissions, a climate action plan with concrete initiatives to meet the target as well as to increase urban climate resilience, and actively sharing best practice examples with other cities through C40’s Networks. It is now time to take a step back and acknowledge the great level of commitment, engagement and participation of our member cities in 2019!
In November 2019, Rotterdam delivered its own Climate Agreement, in line with Paris Agreement goals and in partnership with more than 100 companies and social organizations. Within 10 years, the city aims to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent.
The City-Business Climate Alliance (CBCA) has officially launched - and we’re calling on cities to join. The CBCA is a joint initiative of C40 Cities, CDP and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) designed to accelerate climate action through city-business collaboration.
In the wake of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit, cities led by Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen & Host of C40 World Mayors Summit, Frank Jensen, urge all national governments to join them and act on climate.