31 Finalist Projects Announced for 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

Today, Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the 31 projects representing 26 cities that have been selected as finalists for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards. Of these projects, which demonstrate leadership in taking climate action, winners in each of ten categories will be announced at the second annual Awards Ceremony on September 22, 2014 in New York.

This year’s finalists are from the following 26 cities:



Asia and Oceania:

Changwon, Dhaka, Jakarta, Melbourne, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei, Yokohama


Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Malmö, Milan, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna

North America:

Los Angeles, New York City, New Orleans, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Washington DC

Latin America:

Buenos Aires, Mexico City

The 31 finalist projects will compete in the following ten categories:

Urban Transportation
Solid Waste Management
Finance & Economic Development
Carbon Measurement & Planning
Sustainable Communities
Green Energy
Adaptation & Resilience
Energy Efficient Built Environment
Air Quality
Intelligent City Infrastructure

This year marks the second collaboration between C40 and Siemens on this awards competition, which recognizes outstanding performance by cities that have successfully implemented projects to tackle climate change.

The Ceremony will feature the participation of C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, C40 Board President Michael R. Bloomberg and Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens’ Infrastructure & Cities Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and will bring together more than 250 decision-makers from cities around the world including mayors, city planners, policy-makers and influential thinkers.

The C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards is granted annually in ten categories and provides global recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership. The categories of urban transportation, finance & economic development, carbon measurement & planning, solid waste management and sustainable communities are open to C40 cities only. The additional five categories are open both to C40 cities and the 120 cities in the Siemens and Economist Intelligence Unit research project “Green City Index”.

An independent, seven-member judging panel consisting of former city mayors, architects, representatives of the World Bank, as well as C40 and Siemens will select the ten winners.

For the full release, please click here.

CCLA Finalists 2014 infographic

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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.