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 videos below, Mayor of Portland Charlie Hales tells C40 why cities are best placed to take bold and effective action on climate change.
Interview from the C40 Cities Awards on December 3:
Interview from the Climate Summit for Local Leaders & C40 Forum on December 4: