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13 August 2015

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

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

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today welcomed Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City to its global network, which represents 500+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.

Focused on tackling climate change, C40 drives urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes (pictured) 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.”

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

Bengaluru, Dubai, and Quezon City, with a combined urban population of more than 22 million, join Amman, Durban, Jaipur, Quito, and Salvador as the latest additions to the C40 network.

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