New report on Climate change actions across over 40 megacities

01/06/2011 / Kaj

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) released two landmark reports the 31st of May that emphasize the critical role of measurement and transparency in tackling climate change in megacities. The reports, released during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo (May 31 – June 2), demonstrate the current and potential impact of Cities confronting climate change and opportunities to build a low carbon future ‐ helping Cities to focus future activity on areas that will accelerate mitigation and adaptation.

“I firmly believe that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” said C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “That is true in business and it is true in government. Only by regularly and rigorously measuring and analysing our efforts can we learn what works, what doesn’t and why, and take effective action.”

Cities are responsible for consuming two‐thirds of the world’s energy. The 58 C40 Cities globally represent 1 in 12 people, 12% of C02 and 21% of GDP.

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