The fifth biennial C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit will take place February 4th-6th, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by the city of Johannesburg and delivered in collaboration with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), this event brings together C40 Mayors from around the world to advance urban solutions to global climate change through individual efforts as well as international engagement and collaboration.
The theme of the 2014 C40 Cities Mayors Summit is: “Towards resilient and liveable Megacities– demonstrating action, impact and opportunity”. Plenary sessions will focus on key issues such as Adaptable and Resilient Cities; Building Liveable Cities; and Socio-Economic Development of emerging megacities.
Urban leaders, sustainability and technical experts across multiple sectors will exchange ideas, forge new partnerships and address cities’ unique problems and challenges in confronting the issue of climate change. The event marks the first time the C40 Summit will be held in Africa, a continent highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.
At the Summit, the C40 will be releasing the 2nd volume of its global report “Climate Action in Megacities”, publishing the latest results of a three-year seminal research effort – under the leadership of C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg – to gather and benchmark data on the actions and powers of cities to address the sources and risks of climate change. The report will document the progress and leadership of cities on this critical issue.
The City of Johannesburg looks forward to welcoming C40 Cities, partners and key participants to the 2014 C40 Cities Mayors Summit. Together we will work for a better future for urban populations around the world.