London, UK (05 July 2017) – His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, has been elected to the role of Vice Chair of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). Secretary General Al Shaibani will take his place on C40’s Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network of 91 of the world’s greatest cities committed to action on climate change.
Mayors serving as Vice Chairs on the C40 Steering Committee represent the geographically diverse members of the global network and Secretary General Al Shaibani will represent the South & West Asia region. Dubai joins Boston, Copenhagen, Durban, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo on the Committee.
“On behalf of all C40 members, it is my great pleasure to welcome Secretary General Al Shaibani as our newest C40 Vice Chair,” said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40. “Dubai is already facing some of the most severe consequences of climate change of any city in the world. That is why they are emerging as such leaders in adapting to climate change and preparing for the future.”
“It is a great honour to be part of the C40 Steering Committee and a Vice Chair of the C40 network” said Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai. “It was a pleasure to host representatives of more than 40 cities in Dubai for the C40 Adaptation Conference in January 2017. I look forward to even more productive collaborations with cities around the world to help tackle the threat of climate change that we all face.”
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.