Press Release: C40 & Siemens Kick Off 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today launched the second annual cycle of the prestigious City Climate Leadership Awards, opening up the application process for global cities demonstrating excellence in urban sustainability. The focus of the 2014 competition is on recognizing innovative and environmentally impactful city projects as well as “hidden champions” – high-performing urban projects achieved in spite of financial constraints or difficult economic environments.

“The C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards are dedicated to the idea that cities are leading the way in addressing the risks posed by climate change. The success of our inaugural event in September 2013 made it easy for us to not only continue our efforts but expand on them by creating an open application process. And through the Awards process, we are creating a valuable platform to catalog and share the most innovative on-the-ground city driven solutions so that they can be recognized and emulated by others,” said President of the C40 Board of Directors, Michael R. Bloomberg.

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