Year in Review 2014: Cities Take Center Stage in Global Climate Conversation

2014 saw cities take their place as major players in the global fight against climate change, widely recognized as a critical part of the solution and, particularly, as key partners to nations working to forge a new universal climate agreement in Paris 2015.

For C40, this year’s highlights include the addition of seven new member cities, 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.

We kicked off the year with the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, wheremayors and city officials came together for three days to share successes, exchange ideas and collaborate on urban solutions. During the Summit – which was also the debut for our new Chair Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro – we released Climate Action in Megacities 2.0, the second installment of our seminal research series that catalogues and analyzes climate action in C40 cities.

At the Summit, we also announced the expansion of our membership to includethree new African cities: Cape Town, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. Later in the year, we also welcomed Boston, Chinese cities —> Read More Here


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