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Cities from India, Philippines, and United Arab Emirates Join C40’s Global Network

C40 would like to extend a warm welcome to newest member cities Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City, which together represent more than 22 million urban citizens.

From a pedestrian priority project in Bengaluru, to an integrated energy strategy in Dubai and innovative ecological solid waste management program in Quezon City, these cities are leading on climate action in their regions.

C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, said:

“I am pleased to see the increasingly diverse global membership of our network, which provides more opportunities for cities to share similar challenges and collaborate on finding and implementing climate solutions. In this pivotal year for climate change, major action by cities and other non-state actors will be required to put the world on a path to climate safety. I look forward to partnering with these new member cities to help build a sustainable future for all.”

U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board Michael R. Bloomberg, said:

“The three new C40 cities are all fast-growing centers of commerce, culture, and innovation, and each is taking important steps to confront climate change. As part of C40’s network, they’ll help build on the progress cities around the world are making and set an example for others in their regions.”

To learn more about C40’s newest member cities and their sustainability efforts, see the full press release here.

For more information about cities and climate change, visit the C40 blog and follow @c40cities on Twitter.

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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