Held at the New York Times conference center during Climate Week NYC, the first edition of C40 Talks brought together mayors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, climate experts and journalists to discuss what it will take to deliver on the Paris Agreement and create a better future for our people, our cities and our planet.

Deputy to the Governing Mayor Tor Henrik Andersen of Oslo, Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Mayor Steve Adler of Austin (L to R) represent #Cities4Climate from around the world.


Left: Governor of California Jerry Brown on his way out after an energized discussion with Tom Steyer (NextGen America) and Anne Thompson (NBC News). Right: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, is interviewed by NowThis News.


Left: Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago sits for an interview with WIRED Magazine – watch here! Right: Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Pupose, speaks on the first panel session: The Air We Breathe, joined by Paulette Frank of Johnson & Johnson and David Lu of Clarity Movement Co.

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin speaks on the second panel session: The Future We Want, joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, moderated by Issie Lapowsky of WIRED Magazine.


Left: Tom Steyer, Founder & President of NextGen America. Center: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, President, International of The New York Times Company, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris share a moment before the event. Right: Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40, delivers opening remarks.


Left: Antha Williams (Bloomberg Philanthropies), Deputy to the Governing Mayor of Oslo Tor Henrik Andersen and Paulette Frank (Johnson & Johnson) sit on the first panel: The Air We Breathe. Right: Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancover.

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his keynote address – watch here!


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All photos credited to Scout Tufankjian.

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