Video: President William J. Clinton Congratulates C40 on Reaching 10-Year Milestone

Editor’s Note: 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. To celebrate our 10 Years of Results, we will be featuring the voices of C40 principals, partners and other thought leaders throughout the year.

42nd President of the United States William J. Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and prominent champion of climate initiatives, wishes C40 a happy 10th anniversary. The Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative worked alongside the C40 since its inception to help dozens of cities drive climate action, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lead the way to a more sustainable future.

“Ten years ago, when the C40 was created, my Foundation was honored to be asked to help large cities’ develop and implement their climate and energy efficiency plans. Since then, C40 cities have shown the world how to grow economies, create jobs, AND reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the C40 is the world’s preeminent network of cities working to address climate change, connecting the regions of the world, building on each others’ experiences, and signaling to national governments that tangible solutions and measureable results are possible.”

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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.