City Climate Leadership Awards honour 10 cities for sustainability
Bogota, Rio and Mexico City are three of the 10 cities recognised for excellence in urban sustainability by Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in their inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards.
Bogota was recognised for its efforts to green its bus and taxi fleets (category, Urban Transporation), Rio for its Morar Carioca programme (category, Sustainable Communities) and Mexico City for its "ProAire" programme (category, Air Quality).
Roland Busch, ceo of Siemens' infrastructure & cities sector, commented: "The world's cities are facing similar problems. And taken together they account for up to 70 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. We all know two things: the fight against climate change will be decided in cities. And it is through co-operations that we can tackle climate change. The City Climate Leadership Awards are a prime example of our successful cooperation with C40. It helps cities to optimize their performances and share their experiences. Its value is immeasurable."
The other seven cities honoured were: Copenhagen (Carbon Measurement & Planning), Melbourne (Energy Efficient Built Environment); Munich (Green Energy), New York City (Adaptation & Resilience), San Francisco (Waste Management), Singapore (Intelligent City Infrastructure) and Tokyo (Finance & Economic Development).