Climate Leadership Group C40, the group of major international cities that have banded together around making sustainable changes in transportation, energy use, and consumption held its 7th edition of C40 world mayors Summit 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark from October 9- 12, 2019 with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience.
Kolkata awarded at C40 Global Mayors Summit for E-Mobility
- Kolkata state Government has received the prestigious “6th C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 2019 ” for the city’s green mobility at C40 World Mayor Summit held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was awarded under the theme of “The future we want relies on green mobility” and for its Low Carbon Commute Transition.
- It has been selected among 7 winners announced by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, which celebrated the best projects across seven categories that define 2019 theme, ‘The Future We Want’.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held video conference
Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal has attended the C40 Cities Summit 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark through video conferencing after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) denied approval to him for attending the summit on climate change. He announced the formation of a special task force to monitor the implementation of ‘Clean Air Cities Declaration’ signed at the meet.
i. Delhi is one of the 38 cities of the 94 cities that participated in the Summit to have committed to combat air pollution and signed the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration.
Initiative taken by Delhi Government:
- It has reduced air pollution by 25 % over the last three years & introduced several restrictions on diesel vehicles, and shut down all coal-based thermal power plants. It also provides 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to the city.
- C40 : It has convened six Mayors Summits, hosted by London (2005), New York (2007), Seoul (2009), Sao Paulo (2011), Johannesburg (2014) and Mexico City (2016).
C40 Cities connects more than 90 of the world’s leading cities to take bold climate action and build a healthier and more sustainable future.
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