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Mahindra World City Jaipur becomes world’s largest project to receive C40 Climate Positive Development Stage 2 Certification

Mahindra World City Jaipur, one of India’s premier integrated business cities, today became the first Asian project to receive Stage 2 Climate Positive Development certification from C40. The Climate Positive Development Programme is a performance-based framework designed to create models for how cities can grow in low carbon ways.

The Mahindra project, which is also the largest project in the world (by population) to reach this certification, is being recognized for its Climate Positive Roadmap detailing its plans and commitment to achieve a net-negative carbon emissions outcome. In recognition of this milestone, President of the C40 Board and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg presented a commemorative plaque to Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group at Bloomberg LP in New York City.

Michael Bloomberg, C40 Board President presents a Plaque to Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group on the occasion of Mahindra World City Jaipur becoming the first project in Asia to achieve Stage 2 Climate Positive Development certification from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

C40 Board President and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg said, “The partnership between the Mahindra Group and Jaipur is a great example of how cities can grow and provide opportunities for people without polluting the planet or worsening the risks we face from climate change. It’s essential for cities to find ways to do that – including in India, where cities are growing rapidly and living standards are increasing, along with demands on energy and other resources.”

To read the full press release, 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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