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C40 city mayors lead action on climate change

Charlotte S Charlotte Fernández UKIMEA Press Office,Leeds
5 February 2014

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has released a new study highlighting how mega-cities around the globe are tackling climate change.

The report, Climate Action in Megacities Volume 2.0 (CAM 2.0), was developed with Arup and published today at the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The landmark research shows city authorities around the globe collaborating to tackle a wide range of climate change impacts. The research indicates that mayors and leaders from almost 60 cities worldwide have now taken more than 8,000 specific actions under the C40 banner to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost urban resilience.

Climate Action in Megacities demonstrates just how much we can achieve simply by helping city authorities to understand how other cities have gone about meeting the shared challenges they face every day. This report provides a roadmap for every city in the world to take action and make a real difference. Paula Kirk, energy and climate change consulting leader, Arup

The database collates information about activities from cities as diverse as Addis Ababa and Amsterdam. The database covers actions on everything from public cycle hire schemes to renewable energy initiatives.

For more information on C40 and the CAM 2.0 report, please visit the C40 website.