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World’s Most Powerful Mayors & Thought Leader to Convene in Copenhagen to Drive Greater Ambition on Climate Change

Led by Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen and Paris Mayor & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo, the C40 World Mayors Summit will take place in Copenhagen from October 9th -12th, 2019.

The IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C clearly demonstrated the threat posed by climate change. For more than a decade, mayors of the world’s great cities have been at the forefront of efforts to address the impending climate crisis. Today more than 70 C40 cities have committed to climate action that is consistent with keeping global temperature rise to within the limits that scientists say is safe.

In October, more than 50 mayors of some of the world’s largest and most influential cities will meet  in Copenhagen for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They will be joined by CEOs, political leaders, campaigners, scientists and young people determined to bring about transformational change.

Previous C40 Mayors Summits, hosted by London, New York, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg and Mexico City have provided unique opportunities for the mayors of the world’s great cities to showcase their climate leadership on the global stage.

Copenhagen, a true pioneer in creating the sustainable, healthy and liveable cities of the future, is committed to bringing the citizens of the city into the Summit. A citizen’s summit, “Live Like Tomorrow”, will activate mayors, businesses and citizens and run in parallel to the Main Summit at sites around Copenhagen.

WHEN:              October 10–11, 2019: Main Summit and City Business Forum

October 9 & 12, 2019: Side events, Citizens Summit, media opportunities

WHERE:            Tivoli Congress Center, Arni Magnussons Gade 2, 1577 Copenhagen, Denmark


Speakers at the C40 Mayors Summit include:

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City, C40 Board President
  • Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair
  • Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
  • Eric Garcetti,  Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra
  • Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, Mayor of Amman
  • Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin
  • Karla Rubilar, Intendenta of Santiago de Chile
  • Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, Mayor of Dhaka
  • Abdulla Mohammed Al-Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai
  • Eckart Würnzer, Mayor of Heidelberg
  • K.S. Wong, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong, China
  • Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta
  • Waseem Akhtar, Mayor of Karachi
  • Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
  • Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan
  • Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
  • Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
  • Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Sheela Patel, Founder Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC)
  • And more speakers to be announced

RSVP:         Media can apply for accreditation to attend the Summit at this link


The following resources will provide the most up-to-date information on how the conference is taking shape, the agenda and guest speakers:

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