C40 Cities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5083
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is the GLA involved in any projects with C40 Cities at the present time? If so - please list these.

Answer

Answer for C40 Cities

Answer for C40 Cities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London founded C40 and continues to engage with it to lead cities across the network to raise the level of international action by cities on combating climate change. The GLA's C40 engagement is focussed on actions that will deliver outcomes for London and help it achieve the goals set out in my draft London Environment Strategy.

Currently the GLA is involved in the following C40 projects in 2017-18:

       Deadline 2020: London is one of 8 pilot cities working with C40 to develop a city action plan which aligns with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This will set out how London could meet its climate goals as set out in my draft London Environment Strategy

       Air Quality Network: I recently announced London's co-chairing of the new C40 Air Quality network alongside Bengaluru. This will enable London to work with other global cities to find solutions to the urban air quality challenge and share best practice.

       Fossil Fuel Free Streets: Following our commitment to C40's Fossil Fuel Free Streets Declaration, London will be working through C40 to support its implementation. This includes the follow-up work linked to the Clean Bus Declaration and the Mayor's Zero Emission Bus Conference held in November 2016.