Step 1: City Challenge Scoping
The City and C40 will analyse the proposed City challenge to scope and define it for the CSP process. The City project objectives will then be set.
Public-private innovation is rapidly developing in many global economies and the objective of new and improved solutions for climate challenges is vital considering the urgent and ambitious target that cities face.
C40 research shows that cities are looking to work collaboratively with the private sector and other stakeholders to develop and implement innovative climate solutions. However, there is a lack of systemic approaches to cross-sectoral collaboration, causing one of the main barriers to harnessing these sectors’ potential for swift innovation towards achieving international targets set out in the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
When working together, the public and private sectors can drive the necessary innovation and financing for achieving these goals. This has been stressed by President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Petter Bakker, and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, Lise Kingo.
By enabling collaboration across sectors, C40’s City Solutions Platform empowers C40 member cities to co-create climate solutions safely and effectively with different innovators whilst becoming global thought leaders for innovation in climate solutions.
CSP City – Cities that have taken part in the City Solutions Platform process between 2016-2020.
Steering Committee – Cities that are current members of the C40 Cities Steering Committee.
Innovator City – Cities that do not qualify as Megacities but have shown clear leadership in environmental and climate change work
Megacity – City population of 3 million or more, and/or metropolitan area population of 10 million or more, either currently or projected for 2025.
Observer City – Cities that meet Megacity or Innovator City guidelines and participation requirements but, for local regulatory or procedural reasons, are unable to approve participation as a Megacity or Innovator City expeditiously.
C40 Cities connects 94 of the world’s leading cities committed to taking bold climate action to create a healthier and more sustainable future for all. Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board.Find out more about C40 Cities