At the start of December 2015, all eyes were on Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations, regarded by many as a pivotal moment in determining global climate action. C40 was fortunate to be there on the ground to help showcase innovative and effective climate actions taking place in the world’s cities. Through a series of fantastic events at Paris City Hall, Le Bourget and other iconic locations around the city, mayors from around the world gathered to celebrate successful projects and plans, share their stories and knowledge, voice their ideas, and establish opportunities for action over the next 5 years and beyond.

In the video below, Adam Freed, Principal at Bloomberg Associates, tells us more about his participation in the C40 Cities Awards and why he thinks cities are best placed to take bold action on climate change.

Interview from the C40 Cities Awards on December 3:

Watch more videos in the series here

Share article

More Articles

Chinese Cities Show Climate Leadership on a Global Stage

By 2030, China is expected to have more than one billion urban dwellers, placing increasing pressures on the country’s cities and leaders to think innovatively in taking action against climate change. Fortunately, writes C40's Zach Tofias, Chinese cities are already stepping up, with the help of the C40 network. 

C40 Joins U.S. Department of Energy Effort to Help Cities Manage Their Building Efficiency Data

The number of C40 cities introducing commercial building benchmarking policies has jumped from 12 in 2011 up to 30 in 2015. The reason behind this increase is simple: cities need more data on how energy is being consumed to formulate effective energy efficiency strategies. Turning this data into useful information, however, can be a daunting task, which is why C40 is pleased to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s SEED Platform Collaborative.