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Copenhagen hosts world city leaders to increase ambitions in climate action

By State of Green, October 06, 2019

This week, C40 Cities and the City of Copenhagen will host the 7th edition of the international C40 World Mayors Summit.

Mayors and city officials are assembling to build coalitions across cities and thereby shift global market trends towards more ambitious climate action. Together with key partners, State of Green will take part in the event and host both side events and site visits during the week.

Copenhagen hosting C40 Mayors Summit

At the C40 Mayors summit, Copenhagen will gather more than 90 of the world’s leading cities to take climate action and build more liveable, smart and sustainable cities. The main ambition is to answer the demands of the Paris Agreement and the urgent action needed to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 °C. In the C40 Cities Alliance, the member cities represent more than 700 million citizens and one quarter of the global economy. The decision making power present in Denmark next week can potentially influence global market trends and encourage the development of more sustainable and innovative technologies. Copenhagen will be bustling with events for both professional and public audiences with multiple stakeholders involved. To get the overview of the many events, visit the Live Like Tomorrow platform.

Including the private sector as a pivotal partner during C40

For the first time ever, the C40 Mayors Summit will have an official side event facilitating the necessary dialogue between cities and private businesses, namely at the ‘Cities & Business Forum’ on October 10. The event is hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry and is a one-day event focusing on businesses’ role in responding to the climate challenge at a city level. The purpose is to showcase existing examples of how cities and business are already today working closely together to create sustainable cities, and thereby inspire cities globally on how to create alliances across cities and business.

State of Green connecting city and business stakeholders

During the C40 week of activities, State of Green will host several activities together with key partners. Firstly, we will host two side events focusing on our project ‘Access Cities’, where city challenge owners are connected with solution providers to identify potential collaborations across private and public stakeholders. The events are hosted together with the Access Cities Partners as well as the C40 City Solution Platform.

State of Green will also host several site visits, where the many city delegates and C40 participants have been invited to experience sustainable city solutions in real life, including:

We look forward to welcoming the many delegates coming to Denmark to be inspired by smart, green and liveable city solutions in order to accelerate the green transition in cities.

The role of cities in the green transition

Finally, due to the C40 Mayors Summit, this year’s “Kulturnat” (in English: Night of culture) in Copenhagen on Friday 11 October will be held with a focus on cities. On this night, State of Green will open the doors to House of Green, where all residents and visitors who are interested in the green agenda are welcome to stop by to learn more about the role of cities in the green transition. Please find the event on Facebook.

To learn more about the C40 week and State of Green activities, contact Senior Project Manager, Charlotte Gjedde.

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