The CSP Mission

Our Mission

The main mission of the City Solutions Platform is to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions and support cities in adapting to climate change by facilitating early engagement between cities and solution providers. 

The City Solutions Platform aims to deliver the following:

  • A platform for different sectors to work together to develop innovative and implementable city solutions on the global stage;
  • An inventory of appropriate engagement models according to specific city contexts;
  • Opportunities for international visibility of the innovative climate solutions developed with the City Solutions Platform programme;
  • A shared understanding of the nature of the problems faced by cities, the means available to the city to solve them, and the potential for climate action;
  • Innovative best-practice solutions for megacities that can be scaled and replicated across the network of C40 cities;
  • A catalyst for a global network of stronger collaboration between cities and both global and local leading climate solution providers:
    • Foster innovation through ground breaking technologies, efficient business models, and innovative governance approaches for urban development;
    • Disseminate successful solutions and methodologies across the network of C40 Cities and beyond.

C40 Cities Network

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CSP City PinCSP City – Cities that have taken part in the City Solutions Platform process between 2016-2020.

Steering Committee PinSteering Committee – Cities that are current members of the C40 Cities Steering Committee.

Innovator City PinInnovator City – Cities that do not qualify as Megacities but have shown clear leadership in environmental and climate change work

Megacity PinMegacity – 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 PinObserver 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.

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About C40 Cities

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

The CSP was a key influencing factor in forming strategic relationships and partnerships post-workshop

City of Sydney

The CSP gave a kick-start to a new strategy for flood management in the city

City of Melbourne

C40 and the CSP are very good at gathering specialist people interested in technology development

City of Rio de Janerio

The CSP helped us fundamentally rethink how we engage the private sector and establish a framework for collaborative innovation

City of Seattle

C40 and the CSP are very good at gathering specialist people interested in technology development

City of Rio de Janeiro

The CSP has helped catalyse investment to bring new ideas further forward

City of Sydney

The C40 CSP event provided a perfect platform for us to do a pre-launch for our very ambitious and globally relevant challenge

City of Helsinki

The Municipality is thankful for the CSP framework which promoted the city towards the targets of the Climate Action Plan

City of Tel Aviv-Yafo

The participation in the City Solutions Platform Live event proved to be a valuable opportunity to engage with both internal and external stakeholders on how the City of Copenhagens food procurement can support a reduction of emissions related to public meals

City of Copenhagen

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