Qingdao becomes tenth Chinese member of C40 network

London, UK (04 MAY 2017)— The Chinese city of Qingdao has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, affirming the commitment of the city to tackling climate change. The move reveals the determination of Chinese mayors to create sustainable and resilient economies, in support of the Chinese government’s commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Qingdao’s entry to the C40 network of cities committed to bold action on climate change, brings the number of C40 cities to 91, representing more than 650 million people worldwide. Ten Chinese cities are currently members of C40: Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan.

Qingdao is a major port city in China. Home to more than nine million people, Qingdao is one of China’s low-carbon pilot cities, leading the transition towards a sustainable economy and adapting to climate change.

“I am very pleased to welcome the great city of Qingdao into the C40 Cities network,” said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and chair of C40. “Chinese cities are delivering bold policies and programmes that will go a long way to delivering on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I look forward to working with the city and sharing ideas that have benefited the citizens of Qingdao.”

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About the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

C40 Cities connects more than 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 650+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens. The current chair of the C40 is Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania. To learn more about the work of C40 and our cities, please visit www.c40.org, follow us on Twitter @c40cities or Instagram @c40cities and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/C40Cities.

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