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C40 Cities Climate Summit:

ContextC40 Cities World Mayors Summit is being held in Copenhagen.

Key facts:

  • C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.
  • The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a group of 94 cities around the world.
  • C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
  • Composition: While C40 originally targeted megacities for their greater capacity to address climate change, C40 now offers three types of membership categories to reflect the diversity of cities taking action to address climate change, i.e, Megacities, Innovator cities and Observer cities.
  • Criteria: The categories consider such characteristics as population size, economic output, environmental leadership, and the length of a city’s membership.

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