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Copenhagen to Host C40 Mayors Summit 2019

19. October 2018

Danish capital chosen by C40’s Mayoral Steering Committee to host 2019 gathering of mayors committed to bold action on climate change.

Mayors, CEOs, philanthropists, campaigners, scientists and citizens will convene at landmark Copenhagen summit.

Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen today announced that the City of Copenhagen will host the C40 Mayors Summit, in October 2019. Copenhagen was selected as the host city, for the landmark climate event, by the 17 mayors that make up the C40 Steering Committee.

The C40 Mayors Summit, takes place every three years, bringing together the mayors and leaders of the 96 member cities of the C40 network from across the globe. The Copenhagen Summit will celebrate and share the most effective climate solutions being delivered in cities worldwide. Mayors, CEOs, philanthropists, investors, scientists and citizens will come together to shift global markets and create the sustainable, prosperous and healthy future for the world’s great cities.

Previous C40 summits have been hosted by London, New York, Seoul, São Paulo, Johannesburg and Mexico City.

“Copenhagen aims to be a true global leader in climate action,” said Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen. “We have a goal to be the world’s first carbon neutral city by 2025 and believe Copenhagen provides a model for what a sustainable and livable city looks like. We look forward to welcoming mayors from across the globe in October 2019. The Summit will seek to inspire the world whilst remaining uniquely Danish.”

“I am delighted that Lord Mayor Jensen and the people  of Copenhagen will host the C40 Summit in 2019,” said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities. “2020 will be a crucial deadline in delivering on the highest goals of the Paris Agreement. The Copenhagen Summit represents a unique opportunity in defining the future that we want for today and for future generations in the great cities of the world.”

“Danish municipalities from Aalborg to Middelfart are setting world leading examples of how to counter the impacts of climate change and transition to emissions free local communities,” said Jesper Nygård, Chief Executive of Realdania. “Hosting the C40 Mayors Summit in Copenhagen will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the success of Danish climate innovation to the world and will provide Danish actors across all sectors with inspiration from the most ambitious cities on the planet.”

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  • C40 Cities connects 96 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. 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 Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania

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