SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 – PARIS, TOKYO, LAGOS, MELBOURNE & RIO DE JANEIRO FACING CLIMATE CHANGE

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t4Climate Change brings the 5 major world capital megacities battling against natural disasters and high temperatures. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group moves towards relevant actions.

Climate change has the potential to cause unprecedented damage to urban areas — both in terms of human life and financial capital. What will cities do to cope with rising sea levels, heatwaves, droughts and more frequent and severe storms? How will they protect their populations and economies?

Cities are, in fact, uniquely placed to answer these questions.

City mayors are often more able than nationally elected politicians to take decisive action on environmental initiatives, making many cities pioneers in adapting to climate change.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project show the risks climate change poses to these five major global cities and the steps they are taking to protect them for future generation.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is the world’s preeminent network of large and engaged cites globally committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking climate actions. Member cities across the globe, from Addis Ababa to Warsaw and Tokyo to Toronto, are measuring risk from climate change and implementing sustainable activities locally that are helping to tackle the issue globally.