The 2019 edition of Cities100 will provide recognition for 100 of the boldest projects from leading cities around the world working to address sustainability and build a greener future. The publication will highlight solutions that are replicable and scalable, working to lower emissions and address the issues that cities face as a result of global climate change. The final selection of 100 solutions will be announced at the C40 Mayor's Summit in Copenhagen in October 2019.
Showing ground-breaking city solutions
Cities100, now in its fourth year, is a publication by Nordic Sustainability and C40 Cities which seeks to identify, connect and communicate the most ground-breaking solutions to the problems of climate change that impact cities today. The final 100 city solutions will serve as a guide to creating the resilient and sustainable urban environments of the future.
Cities100 aims to:
Ensure that cities demonstrating true leadership in addressing climate change are globally recognized;
Share highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities and draw attention to outstanding performances and integrated solutions that have achieved a high level of success.
The Cities100 will give cities:
Prestigious recognition on a global scale with the 100 selected projects announced during the C40 Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen;
Extensive global media coverage for the cities and their projects;
Recognition via the Cities100 publication by C40 and Nordic Sustainability.
There are two ways to nominate city climate solutions:
City Self-Nomination: The Mayor’s office or the relevant department within the city’s administration can submit applications for the 2019 edition of Cities100.
Third-Party Nomination: Third-party organisations are welcome to nominate projects such as, but not limited to:
• International and national city organizations;
• Environment and urban planning-related not-for-profit organizations and charities;
• Relevant finance and development organizations, international development banks;
• Relevant environmental and urban planning research bodies, academic institutions.
In order for an application to be submitted by a third-party, C40 and Nordic Sustainability require the third-party organization to provide written evidence that the city they are nominating endorses the application. Either a formal endorsement letter or email from the city official can be added to the application and uploaded at the end of the online application form.