C40 – The Future We Want
2. October 2019
Mayors from major cities around the world are coming to Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the climate crisis.
Nick Karvounis

The C40 network of cities is hosting its 2019 summit in Copenhagen, focusing on how cities can act on the 2016 Paris Agreement.

C40 Cities connects more than 90 of the world's megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change. Citizens from C40 cities represent more than 700 million citizens, which is a quarter of the global economy. That is why we are committed to delivering the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement.

The summit takes place from October 9-12. Together with BLOXHUB and CLEAN - Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster, we look forward to inspiring the participants with a hands-on workshop to solve specific climate challenges Helsinki and Copenhagen.

  • Helsinki must be carbon neutral by 2035. They will present the challenge of replacing the city's coal heating with as much carbon neutrality and as little biomass as possible.
  • The City of Copenhagen's challenge is to improve food procurement processes for food procurement from small, local, organic and sustainable producers, to meet the city's goal of reducing CO2 emissions from public food with 25% by 2025.

The event is part of the City Solutions Platform-programme.

After the two workshops, participants will pitch their idea directly to the cities at a reception, where good examples of public-private partnerships in climate projects will also be presented.

Read more about the event here.

You can also follow the entire summit here.