Today, C40 and Siemens announced the 29 cities that have been nominated as finalists for the City Climate Leadership Awards. The finalist cities – which span five continents – have demonstrated leadership in climate solutions on a city scale, as identified by an independent panel of judges.

Finalist cities include:

Africa

Johannesburg, Lagos

Asia & Oceania

Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo

Europe

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rotterdam, Stockholm

North America

Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco

South America

Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Of these 29 finalists, 10 winning cities will be announced at The Crystal – Siemens’ sustainability center located in London – on September 4, 2013. Winners will represent the strongest projects in each of ten categories, including: 

  • Urban Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Finance & Economic Development
  • Carbon Measurement & Planning
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Green Energy
  • Adaptation & Resilience
  • Energy Efficient Built Environment
  • Air Quality
  • Intelligent City Infrastructure

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