C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes: “cities have committed actions – now we need funds”

Editor’s Note: 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. To celebrate these 10 Years of Results, we will be featuring the voices of C40 principals, partners and other thought leaders throughout the year.

I have some very important anniversaries to attend to this year. March 1st marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of Rio de Janeiro, while 2015 also sees the 10thanniversary of the creation of C40 and the first anniversary of my tenure as Chairman. As one might imagine, I am bursting with pride to lead the 450th birthday celebrations throughout the year – festivities and developments that will last until 2016, when we will welcome the Olympic family for the Games in August and September.

Yet it is with a special sense of occasion that I look back on my last year at the helm of C40. A smooth transition from my old friend and colleague Michael Bloomberg, who stayed on as President of the organization, would set the tone for the year ahead. Our membership grew to 70 cities with a welcome increase in our presence in China and Africa, and we’ll soon see more new cities from the global south join our —> Read More Here


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