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The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
(C40) connects 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 650+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.[2] Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.[3] As of February 2018, the chair of the C40 is Mayor of Paris
Paris
Anne Hidalgo; the President of the Board is the Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, with Mark Watts serving as C40 Executive Director. All three work closely with the 13-member Steering Committee, the Board of Directors and C40 professional staff. The rotating Steering Committee of C40 mayors provides strategic direction and governance.[1] Steering Committee members include: Amman, Boston, Copenhagen, Durban, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo.[4] Working across multiple sectors and initiative areas, C40 convenes networks of cities providing a suite of services in support of their efforts, including: direct technical assistance; facilitation of peer-to-peer exchange; and research, knowledge management & communications. C40 is also positioning cities as a leading force for climate action around the world, defining and amplifying their call to national governments for greater support and autonomy in creating a sustainable future.[5] C40’s work is made possible by three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania.

Contents

1 History 2 C40 cities 3 Membership 4 C40 Global Initiatives 5 C40 Research 6 Management Team 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] C40 started in October 2005 when the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, convened representatives from 18 megacities to forge an agreement on cooperatively reducing climate pollution and created the ‘C20’.[6] In 2006, Mayor Livingstone and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)—led by the efforts of former U.S. President Bill Clinton—combined to strengthen both organizations, bringing the number of cities in the network to 40 and helping to deliver projects and project management for participating cities to further enhance emissions reductions efforts. Serving as C40’s first Chair, Livingstone established the C40 Secretariat in London, set up the C40 Steering Committee, and initiated the use of C40 workshops to exchange best practices amongst participating cities.[6] In 2008, former Mayor of Toronto
Toronto
David Miller took over as C40 Chair. Highlights of his tenure included the Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Climate Summit for Mayors and the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Seoul, both in 2009, as well as the launch of practical action initiatives for cities, such as the Climate Positive Development Program and the Carbon Finance Capacity Building program.[6] Three-term Mayor of New York City
New York City
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
served as Chair from 2010-2013. During his three-year tenure, Mayor Bloomberg demonstrated unwavering commitment to building a professional organization and establishing measurable and uniform benchmarks for success, as well as expanding knowledge-sharing between cities and partner organizations with similar priorities. Key milestones during his chairmanship include the full integration of the CCI Cities Program into the C40, and the C40 Mayors Summits in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
and Johannesburg. Under Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership, C40 grew to include 63 cities. In December 2013 former Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Eduardo Paes
Eduardo Paes
became Chair of C40. During his tenure Mayor Paes oversaw the addition of more than 20 new member cities - particularly those in the Global South - several groundbreaking research reports, successful international events, and thriving global partnerships – all of which are helping cities make real contributions to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. He also helped launch the Compact of Mayors (now the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy), put in place the C40 Cities Finance Facility, and oversaw the opening of a permanent C40 office in Rio de Janeiro, at the Museum of Tomorrow. In 2015, as C40 marked its 10th anniversary, cities were crucial voices in shaping and advocating for a strong Paris
Paris
Agreement – just as city leaders will be crucial in delivering on its ambition going forward. More than 1,000 mayors, local representatives, and community leaders from around the world took part in the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, hosted by Mayor of Paris
Paris
Anne Hidalgo
Anne Hidalgo
and the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special
Special
Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg
during COP21. In August 2016, Mayor of Paris
Paris
Anne Hidalgo
Anne Hidalgo
became C40's first woman chair after being voted in unanimously by the Steering Committee.[7] Mayor Hidalgo has announced an ambitious agenda for the organization, including plans to focus on securing green financing, supporting compliance with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, encouraging inclusive and sustainable growth in cities, and recognizing the leadership of women in tackling climate change. In December 2016, C40 held its sixth biennial Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The global Summit - hosted by Mayor of Mexico City
Mexico City
Miguel Ángel Mancera - was attended by 1,400 people, including representatives from more than 90 cities. C40 cities[edit] C40 has 90 participating member cities across seven geographic regions.[2]

Africa:

  Egypt
Egypt
- Cairo   Ethiopia
Ethiopia
- Addis Ababa   Ghana
Ghana
- Accra   Kenya
Kenya
- Nairobi   Nigeria
Nigeria
- Lagos   Senegal
Senegal
- Dakar   South Africa
South Africa
- Cape Town   South Africa
South Africa
- Durban   South Africa
South Africa
- Johannesburg   South Africa
South Africa
- Tshwane   Tanzania
Tanzania
- Dar es Salaam

East Asia:

  China
China
- Beijing   China
China
- Chengdu   China
China
- Dalian   China
China
- Guangzhou   China
China
- Nanjing   China
China
- Shanghai   China
China
- Shenzhen   China
China
- Wuhan   Hong Kong
Hong Kong
- Hong Kong   Japan
Japan
- Tokyo   Japan
Japan
- Yokohama   South Korea
South Korea
- Changwon   South Korea
South Korea
- Seoul

Europe:

  Denmark
Denmark
- Copenhagen   France
France
- Paris   Germany
Germany
- Berlin   Germany
Germany
- Heidelberg   Greece
Greece
- Athens   Italy
Italy
- Bergamo   Italy
Italy
- Genoa   Italy
Italy
- Venice   Netherlands
Netherlands
- Amsterdam   Netherlands
Netherlands
- Rotterdam   Norway
Norway
- Oslo   Poland
Poland
- Warsaw   Russia
Russia
- Moscow   Spain
Spain
- Barcelona   Spain
Spain
- Madrid   Sweden
Sweden
- Stockholm    Switzerland
Switzerland
- Basel   Turkey
Turkey
- Istanbul  UK - London

Latin America:

  Argentina
Argentina
- Buenos Aires   Brazil
Brazil
- Curitiba   Brazil
Brazil
- Rio de Janeiro   Brazil
Brazil
- São Paulo   Brazil
Brazil
- Salvador   Chile
Chile
- Santiago   Colombia
Colombia
- Bogotá   Colombia
Colombia
- Medellín   Ecuador
Ecuador
- Quito   Mexico
Mexico
- Mexico
Mexico
City   Peru
Peru
- Lima   Venezuela
Venezuela
- Caracas

North America:

  Canada
Canada
- Montreal   Canada
Canada
- Toronto   Canada
Canada
- Vancouver   United States
United States
- Austin   United States
United States
- Boston   United States
United States
- Chicago   United States
United States
- Houston   United States
United States
- Los Angeles   United States
United States
- New Orleans   United States
United States
- New York City   United States
United States
- Philadelphia   United States
United States
- Portland   United States
United States
- San Francisco   United States
United States
- Seattle   United States
United States
- Washington, DC

South and West Asia:

  Bangladesh
Bangladesh
- Dhaka   India
India
- Bengaluru   India
India
- Chennai   India
India
- Jaipur   India
India
- Kolkata   India
India
- Mumbai   India
India
- New Delhi   Jordan
Jordan
- Amman   Pakistan
Pakistan
- Karachi   United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
- Dubai

Southeast Asia & Oceania:

  Australia
Australia
- Melbourne   Australia
Australia
- Sydney   Indonesia
Indonesia
- Jakarta   Malaysia
Malaysia
- Kuala Lumpur   New Zealand
New Zealand
- Auckland   Philippines
Philippines
- Quezon City   Singapore
Singapore
- Singapore   Thailand
Thailand
- Bangkok   Vietnam
Vietnam
- Hanoi   Vietnam
Vietnam
- Ho Chi Minh City

Membership[edit] While C40 originally targeted megacities for their greater capacity to address climate change, C40 now offers three types of membership categories to reflect the diversity of cities taking action to address climate change. The categories consider such characteristics as population size, economic output, environmental leadership, and the length of a city’s membership.[8] 1. Megacities

Population: City population of 3 million or more, and/or metropolitan area population of 10 million or more, either currently or projected for 2025. OR GDP: One of the top 25 global cities, ranked by current GDP output, at purchasing-power parity (PPP), either currently or projected for 2025.

2. Innovator Cities

Cities that do not qualify as Megacities
Megacities
but have shown clear leadership in environmental and climate change work. An Innovator City must be internationally recognized for barrier-breaking climate work, a leader in the field of environmental sustainability, and a regionally recognized “anchor city” for the relevant metropolitan area.

3. Observer Cities

A short-term category for new cities applying to join the C40 for the first time; all cities applying for Megacity or Innovator membership will initially be admitted as Observers until they meet C40’s year-one participation requirements, for up to one year. A longer-term category for cities that meet Megacity or Innovator City guidelines and participation requirements, but for local regulatory or procedural reasons, are unable to approve participation as a Megacity or Innovator City expeditiously.

C40 Global Initiatives[edit] C40 networks help cities replicate, improve and accelerate climate action. These city-only working groups provide for honest knowledge exchange, enabling cities to tap into the global expertise of their peers as well as connect with technical partners. Through networks, cities find opportunities to undertake joint projects in areas of mutual interest and benefit. C40 networks also amplify individual city solutions by providing a global platform for showcasing city successes. Networks are designed to be dynamic and nimble, responding to the changing needs and priorities of participating cities. C40 has established a data-driven approach to identify and launch networks, ensuring that resources are strategically deployed by mapping city priorities to focus areas with the greatest potential GHG and climate risk impact.[9] C40 Research[edit] The C40 Research, Measurement and Planning team leverages their unprecedented database of city actions, extensive network of partnerships,[10][11] and unique organizational insight to demonstrate the power of cities to address climate change. C40’s Research analyses key trends, identify opportunities for further action across the global C40 network, and help prioritize C40 initiative areas with the greatest potential for action and impact. C40’s research agenda is committed to turning data and planning into implementation. Producing tools, standards and frameworks Research, Measurement and Planning supports cities to implement the most impactful mitigation and adaptation actions and measure and manage their effectiveness.[12] Management Team[edit]

Mark Watts - Executive Director[13] Kevin Austin
Austin
– Deputy Executive Director[14] Seth Schultz - Director of Science and Innovation[14] Andrea Fernández - C40 Governance and Global Partnerships[14] Clare Wadd – Director of Finance[14] Shannon Lawrence – Director of Global Initiatives[14] Simon Kjaer Hansen – Director of Regions[14] Hervé Marro - Director of Communications[14]

See also[edit]

Adaptation to global warming Climate change
Climate change
mitigation Covenant of Mayors Energy conservation ICLEI
ICLEI
- Local Governments for Sustainability Individual and political action on climate change London
London
Climate Change Agency PlaNYC Renewable energy World energy resources and consumption World's largest cities

Politics portal Sustainable development portal Renewable energy
Renewable energy
portal Global warming portal

References[edit]

This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. (August 2015)

^ a b What We Do For Cities, http://c40.org/why_cities, accessed 2015-08-24 ^ a b C40 Cities, http://www.c40.org/cities, accessed 2015-08-24 ^ About C40 ^ C40 Steering Committee, http://c40.org/steering_committees, accessed 2014-08-24 ^ New York Times article, December 16, 2016 ^ a b c History of the C40, http://c40.org/history, accessed 2015-08-24 ^ Mayor Hidalgo elected as C40 Chair ^ Press Release: C40 Announces New Guidelines for Membership Categories, http://www.c40.org/press_releases/press-release-c40-announces-new-guidelines-for-membership-categories, accessed 2015-08-24 ^ C40 Networks, http://www.c40.org/networks, accessed 2016-01-06 ^ Partnership Press Release: http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/urban-trees-can-save-tens-of-thousands-of-lives-globally.xml, The Nature Conservancy ^ Partnership Press Release: https://newsroom.mastercard.com/press-releases/mastercard-and-c40-partner-to-rally-megacities-around-sustainable-mobility/, MasterCard ^ C40 Research, Measurement and Planning, http://www.c40.org/research, accessed 2016-01-06 ^ C40 Announces New Leadership and Funding Milestones, http://www.c40.org/c40blog/c40-announces-new-leadership-and-funding-milestones ^ a b c d e f g C40 Our Team, http://c40.org/our_team

External links[edit]

Wikinews has related news: Bloomberg and Clinton create green alliance

C40 cities official web site 1st World Cities Leadership Climate Change Summit, London, 2005 2nd World Large Cities Climate Summit, New York, 2007 3rd Large Cities Climate Summit, Seoul, 2009 New York City
New York City
Mayor, Michael Bloomberg's 2007 Keynote Address. Micro-Motives for State and Local Climate Change Initiatives, Harvard Law and Policy Review, Vol. 2, pp.

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