C40 climate network

C40 climate network

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Leading international energy efficiency group

As a founding member of C40, a climate leadership group of 69 major cities, the City of Sydney’s green credentials have been boosted as it becomes the next co-chair of the network.

The City will lead the C40 energy efficiency network with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as part of the commitment from 69 global cities to meaningful action to combat climate change.

Setting the network’s strategic direction, collaborating with other cities and hosting a forum of member cities in Sydney will all be carried out by the City.

Our cities generate over 70 per cent of the world’s carbon pollution and are home to more than half the world’s population.

It’s vital that cities work together to share information and success stories and show leadership to drive significant action on climate change.

The appointment is recognition for Sydney’s sustainability achievements. We’re already empowering others across Australia through our programs and strategies and this new C40 leadership role will allow us to work with, and learn from, a global community. 

Part of the City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program is a community-driven mission to address climate change. The City is also Australia’s first carbon-neutral government with ambitious targets to reduce emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 on 2006 levels.

The City is working with Australian businesses and communities to reduce emissions while making significant savings to their bottom line through a series of programs including: 

Smart Green BusinessCitySwitchBetter Buildings PartnershipSmart Green Apartments

Last updated: Tuesday, 1 September 2015