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C40 & Siemens Launch Digital & Media Campaign: Citizen’s Choice Award

Following the inaugural C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards, which last week recognized 10 winning cities for their leadership in urban sustainability, C40 & Siemens are now kicking off the Citizen’s Choice Awards. This digital and media campaign puts 19 global cities in the spotlight for a range of projects spanning urban transportation, waste management, climate change planning and more, which helped them achieve finalist status in the lead-up to last week’s Awards event.

Anyone can vote (only once though) in the Citizen’s Choice Award for any city project they like. This shortlist of contenders represents innovative urban projects that have significant potential for environmental impact. It is your chance to have a say on which of these projects you believe deserves recognition as a leader among their city peers.

Before you decide, check out the full list of eligible cities and their notable climate action projects:

  • Amsterdam: Amsterdam Smart City
  • Bangkok: Climate Change Action Plan
  • Barcelona: 22@
  • Barcelona: Barcelona Smart City
  • Berlin: Energy Saving Partnerships
  • Berlin: Solardachbörse – Solar Roof Initiative
  • Buenos Aires: Plan for Sustainable Mobility
  • Chicago: Chicago Infrastructure Trust
  • Houston: 50% Renewable Power
  • Johannesburg: Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP)
  • Lagos: Integrated Waste Management Plant
  • London: Clean Air Fund/Air Strategy
  • London: Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy
  • Los Angeles: San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP)
  • New York City: Greener, Greater Buildings Plan
  • New York: PlaNYC and GreeNYC
  • Oslo: Integrated Waste Management System
  • Paris: Autolib’
  • Paris: Clichy-Batignolles
  • Rio de Janeiro: Porto Maravilha
  • Rotterdam & Ho Chi Minh City: Climate Adaptation Partnership
  • São Paulo: Bandeirantes Landfill Gas to Energy Project
  • Seoul: Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • Shanghai: Offshore Wind Farms
  • Stockholm: Congestion Charge
  • Stockholm: Hammarby Sjöstad
  • Stockholm: Sustainable Järva

We’ll be featuring the shortlisted cities and their projects over the next few weeks. And once you’ve voted, please share via Twitter or Facebook by letting the world know that you voted, and who you voted for using #C40SiemensAwards.

To vote now, click here.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally. Recognizing that cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions, our organization’s global field staff works with city governments, supported by our technical experts across a range of program areas to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in large cities across the world. The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, and 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg is President of the Board. The Steering Committee includes: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Tokyo.

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