C40 Cities Mayors Summit

From Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6Pictures 094 February 2014, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is proud host to the 2014 C40 Cities Mayors Summit delivered by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities Program.

Led by New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg and Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Parks Tau, the fifth biennial C40 Cities Mayors Summit will convene mayors from the world’s largest cities for three days to advance urban solutions to the climate crisis

This is the first time the C40 Cities Mayors Summit will be hosted in Africa, a continent highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. CoJ is part of the C40 steering committee and the regional head of the African region. Only three other African cities are part of C40 namely Cairo, Lagos and Addis Abba.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is a network of the world’s largest cities, committed to implement meaningful and sustainable climate-related policies that will help address global climate change concerns and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The C40 Cities Mayors Summit offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge, exchange ideas, forge new partnerships and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

Senior officials and mayors from over 63 leading cities around the world, come together to discuss the climate change challenges facing their cities, and share insights based on the actions they’ve taken to reduce GHG emissions. Around 700 urban and climate change leaders will join them in a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions to focus on the themes of GHG measurement and adaptation.

The City of Johannesburg is a world class events destination and a progressive entity with strong and competent leadership who is passionate about actualising environmental sustainability across all its regions.

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