At the end of 2016, just a few days before Donald Trump named Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, as his choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency, C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, released its new report Deadline 2020.
2016 was a monumental year for C40, our member cities and our mayors. Not only did the Paris Agreement enter into force less than one year after COP21, but we also saw the number of C40 member cities grow to 90, representing more than 650 million citizens, and our Steering Committee unanimously elected the first-ever woman C40 Chair, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, to lead the organisation. Below, we look back at ten key moments that made 2016 a very productive and important year.
Speaking at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, Mayors from cities across the United States have urged president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities, and to support them as they enact policies and programs to combat climate change
Today, one year after the critical Paris Climate Agreement, global mayors from the world’s megacities are meeting in Mexico City at the C40 Mayors Summit to commit to turn the climate deal agreed by nation states from aspiration to action.
Aujourd'hui, un an après l'Accord de Paris sur le climat, les maires des mégalopoles mondiales se réunissent à Mexico à l’occasion du Sommet des Maires du C40 pour concrétiser les dispositions de l'Accord sur le climat adopté par les États-nations.