Ahead of COP24, C40 looks back at 2018 – a fantastic year of city climate leadership – with several city diplomacy breakthroughs, and calls for national governments to match cities’ climate ambitions at COP24 and beyond.
From November 6th to 8th, Mayor Herbert Bautista welcomed nine Asian megacities – Jakarta, Hanoi, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo, Yokohama, Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Quezon City –at the C40 Asian Adaptation Forum in Quezon City to discuss local implementation of adaptation and resilience initiatives.
Cities are well-known as hubs of innovation and creativity. This entrepreneurial spirit isn’t just confined to the private sector operating in the world’s great metropolises, but is present across city administrations who show remarkable creativity and leadership. Across the globe, city governments have, often from necessity, found creative solutions to address some of their most pressing challenges.
C40 is delighted to welcome Tel Aviv-Yafo to the C40 City Solutions Platform (CSP), a programme that brings together cities and solution providers to co-create and implement innovative solutions to major climate challenges. Athens, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Seattle and Sydney are already members of the programme.