(August 13, 2015) – The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today welcomed Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City to its global network, which represents 500+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Focused on tackling climate change, C40 drives urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
“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,” said C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “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.”
"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," said U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board Michael R. Bloomberg.
Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City, with a combined urban population of more than 22 million, join Amman, Durban, Jaipur, Quito, and Salvador as the latest additions to the C40 network.