More About Our Work in Europe
Europe is the world’s second smallest continent, divisible into seven geographic regions and home to about one-tenth of the world’s population, mostly living in its cities. Eleven European cities have populations exceeding two million inhabitants, with London, Moscow, and Paris being the largest. To serve these large populations, Europe’s transport infrastructure serves over half a billion people and is among of the most highly developed in the world. Europe has demonstrated leadership in developing some of the highest environmental standards in the world. As a result of improvements in energy and fuel efficiencies, Europe has achieved a 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2010. Despite these achievements, Europeans have recently faced economic difficulties, with some economies in Central and Southeast Europe experiencing a double-dip recession.
The Clinton Foundation operates programs in several countries across Europe. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, is working with 19 cities to fight climate change in ways that uplift their local communities. Cities including London, Berlin, and Copenhagen, are leading the way on taking climate actions. Additionally, through the Clinton Global Initiative, the Foundation is bringing people together across sectors to foster positive change around the world by making a Commitment to Action.