10 Years of Results: C40 By the Numbers

2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. To celebrate these 10 Years of Results, we will be sharing our favorite lists of 10throughout the year.

C40 is a data-driven organization – our mayors know firsthand that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it, and we adhere to that philosophy. Find some of our most important metrics below.

1. 500 million people

C40 represents more than half a billion urban citizens around the world, and this number is set to grow. By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities.

2. 70 megacities

Today, C40’s global network consists of 70 megacities, and chair Eduardo Paes is committed to expanding membership to include more cities particularly in China, India and across the Southern Hemisphere.

3. 25% of global GDP

C40 cities wield enormous economic power – taken together, the economies of C40 cities account for one-fourth of global GDP. Across the world, we see that cities are the drivers of development, growth and investment, making them critical players on the path to a low carbon economy.

4. 8,068 climate actions

Cities are taking concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks across —> Read More Here


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