C40 would like to extend a warm welcome to newest member cities Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City, which together represent more than 22 million urban citizens.
From a pedestrian priority project in Bengaluru, to an integrated energy strategy in Dubai and innovative ecological solid waste management program in Quezon City, these cities are leading on climate action in their regions.
C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, said:
“I am pleased to see the increasingly diverse global membership of our network, which provides more opportunities for cities to share similar challenges and collaborate on finding and implementing climate solutions. In this pivotal year for climate change, major action by cities and other non-state actors will be required to put the world on a path to climate safety. I look forward to partnering with these new member cities to help build a sustainable future for all.”
U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board Michael R. Bloomberg, said:
"The three new C40 cities are all fast-growing centers of commerce, culture, and innovation, and each is taking important steps to confront climate change. As part of C40's network, they'll help build on the progress cities around the world are making and set an example for others in their regions."
To learn more about C40’s newest member cities and their sustainability efforts, see the full press release here.