The C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards are granted annually in five categories and provide global recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership.
ABOUT THE C40 CITIES BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES AWARDS 2017
Throughout the world, mayors deliver important, impactful, and innovative policies and programmes that reduce carbon pollution and improve resilience. Since 2013, C40 has recognised more than 40 of the world’s boldest projects, highlighting the critical role cities play as a leading force for climate action.
Given the increasingly important role cities must play in driving climate action in the United States, the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 2017 will have a special focus on the leadership of US cities on the global stage. Each category will have a winner from an American city and a city from the rest of the world.
The Awards honor 10 sustainability projects from around the globe that represent the most ambitious and innovative efforts taken by mayors to shape the future. Given the increasingly important role U.S. cities must play in driving climate action, this year each of the five award categories has one winner from a U.S. city and one winner from elsewhere in the world.
The winners of the of the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards will be announced in Chicago in December, at a private event held alongside the City of Chicago’s Climate Summit. Learn more about the event here.
This year marks the fifth annual 2017 C40 Cities Awards ceremony –– as always, we will plan to share the great work of our cities to develop, share and expand 'best practices' across the globe. Keep an eye out for more on the 25 cities leading on climate, and stay tuned this December 5th. The ceremony will take place in Chicago, coinciding with the first ever North American Climate Summit.
The 2016 C40 Cities Awards showcased once again highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities and draw attention to the outstanding performances that have achieved a high level of environmental success in a challenging context. The Awards Ceremony will took place in Mexico City, to coincide with the C40 Mayors Summit.
The 2015 C40 Cities Awards took place during the pivotal COP21 meeting in Paris, and were successful in sharing highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities, while drawing attention to outstanding performances that have achieved a high level of environmental success in a challenging context. The Winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 3rd December in Paris, France.
The second edition of this worldwide awards program rewarded best practices not only from well recognized leaders but also hidden champions, less known innovators and their outstanding performance that has been achieved with small budgets or in difficult environments.
The 2014 Awards resulted in 87 applications from more than 40 cities. Submissions were well spread across the ten Awards categories and came from cities all over the world.
The inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony was held at the Crystal in London on September 4-5, 2013 and featured C40 Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, London Mayor Boris Johnson, and CEO of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector Roland Busch.
The City Climate Leadership Awards Conference, also held on September 5, 2013, brought cities together to share best practices recognized through the Awards in a workshop environment.