C40 Welcomes Tshwane as 70th Member City

C40 is pleased to welcome Tshwane, South Africa as its newest member city. The city – the network’s 70th member – joined as an Innovator City, a category reserved for cities with smaller populations that have shown leadership in climate action.

“As mayor of a city from the Global South committed to sustainable economic development, I am pleased to see the increasingly diverse global membership of our network, which provides more opportunities for cities to share similar challenges and collaborate on solutions,” said C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “The addition of Tshwane to C40 will enrich the value of the C40 network for all cities.”

Executive Mayor of Tshwane and his new electric car (Photo credit: City of Tshwane).

Tshwane is a Capital City of South Africa, with a total population of 2.9 million, and has been a leader in demonstrating climate action. Specifically, the city is focused on a carbon intensity target of 50 percent by 2018 from the current intensity factor per inhabitant of 4.51tCO2e/year, including a Green Campus that brings together the private sector with academic and research institutions to develop emissions reduction solutions; a bus rapid transit system and push for electric vehicle fleets; and the “Government Boulevard,” a green street programme within the city.

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