Clinton Climate Initiative
CCI in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program works in an aligned partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group – a network of 63 large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related policies and programs locally that will help address climate change globally.
CCI Cities became the delivery partner of C40 in 2006. The closer alliance between the two organizations – announced in the spring of 2011 by President Clinton and C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg – brings significant resources and infrastructure that will enhance and accelerate their historic activities, positioning the combined effort as one of the preeminent climate action organizations in the world.
Why cities? Home to more than half the world’s population and growing rapidly, cities are on the frontlines of climate change, accounting for 70 percent of global carbon emissions and increasingly vulnerable to climate risks and impacts. Cities therefore have a responsibility – and the will – to act.
Today, the C40-CCI partnership advances collaborative and data-driven action by global megacities to reduce the sources and risks of climate change. We work across seven key sectors and initiative areas: Energy; Finance & Economic Development; Measurement & Planning; Sustainable Communities; Transport; Waste; as well as Water & Adaptation. In each, we convene networks of cities with common goals and challenges, providing a suite of services in support of their efforts: direct technical assistance; facilitation of peer-to-peer exchange; and research & communications.
Together, CCI and C40 have helped to position cities as a leading force for climate action around the world, engaging local communities, national governments and international bodies in the effort to build a sustainable future.
To learn more about C40, visit www.C40.org or follow us on Twitter @C40Cities.