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, Tommy Wells, Director of Energy & Environment, Washington, DC, and Mark Chambers, Sustainability & Energy Director for the Department of General Services, Washington, DC, tell us more about the District of Columbia Government Wind Power Purchase Agreement – which won a 2015 C40 Cities Award – and discuss why 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

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