C40 Awards the 11 Best Cities of 2016 for Addressing Climate Change

Eleven cities were honoured today at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD, the C40 Cities Awards ceremony was held during the C40 Mayors Summit, where more than 40 mayors from around the world gathered to create sustainable and liveable cities for citizens.

Chuanfu Wang, Chairman of BYD, on why cities are key to a sustainable future

BYD first learned about C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group when the city of Shenzhen won the 2014 C40 Cities Award in the Urban Transportation category. Our synergy with Shenzhen began when the city was the first in the world to embrace electrified public transportation by adding substantial fleets of electric buses and taxis in 2011. Shenzhen has since continued to grow their electric fleet, with outstanding results in GHG cuts and a marked improvement in its air quality. In addition to the thrill of seeing Shenzhen recognized as a global climate action leader, their win at the C40 Awards presented us with an invaluable opportunity to better understand C40’s laudable efforts to boost climate action at the municipal level and elevate mayors to a position to be able to make the necessary changes to revert the dire conditions of our environment while improving the everyday lives of city dwellers.

Next Week, Mayors From C40’s 86 Cities Gather In Mexico City For Global Summit

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced an updated lineup of speakers headlining this year’s C40 Mayors Summit 2016, opening this year in Mexico City one week from today. From November 30 to December 2, 2016, the biennial C40 Mayors Summit will convene the largest group of local leaders and climate stakeholders since COP21, and it will be the first such international event since the U.S. presidential election. In addition at a ceremony on the evening of December 1, winners of the annual 2016 C40 Cities Awards – which provides global recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership – will be announced alongside the Summit.

Cinco motivos por los que su ciudad debería participar para ganar el premio de acción contra el cambio climático

Hasta esta misma semana, numerosas ciudades, tanto pertenecientes al C40 como ajenas a este grupo, han presentado un gran número de proyectos para su evaluación con el objetivo de alzarse con los galardones de la cuarta edición anual de los Premios C40, que tendrá lugar en Ciudad de México coincidiendo con la Cumbre de Alcaldías C40.

¡Pero todavía queda tiempo para participar! El plazo de presentación de solicitudes permanecerá abierto hasta el 24 de junio. Si aún no acaba de decidirse, aquí tiene cinco motivos por los que debería participar (o nominar un proyecto) hoy mismo: