C40 and Arup Win Prestigious MCA Award

At the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Award Ceremony in London last night, C40 and Arup won the top prize in the environment category for their work in producing the landmark Climate Action in Megacities report.

C40’s Rishi Desai and Arup’s Mark Watts accepting the Environment Award. Award 2 4.20.12

“This award is a great honor not only for the strong and longstanding partnership between C40 and Arup, but also for C40 Cities. C40’s commitment to continued collaboration with trusted partners, such as Arup, in delivering city-led, data-driven climate actions have made this significant achievement possible.” said Rishi Desai, a director in C40’s research team and a lead author of the Climate Action in Megacities report.

Out of a pool of more than 100 candidates, the C40-Arup team were recognized for the strongest demonstration of best practice in delivering a project – and for the greatest value and impact created by a project. A rigorous and phased judging process assessed criteria including: commitment to high quality and professionalism; application of skills and knowledge; and achievement of measurable and qualitative results.

“We are delighted that our relationship with the C40 allows us to do work that chimes with our mission to shape a better world. To be recognised in this way by the consulting industry for doing so is a win-win,” said Mark Watts, Director, Energy and Climate Consulting, Arup.

The Climate Action in Megacities report, announced in June 2011, is the first-ever comprehensive, comparable analysis of climate-related actions underway in the world’s megacities, providing both proof of action by cities and an expression of opportunity to do more. It enables C40 Cities to set targets, evaluate actions and access resources; and informs the strategic direction of the C40 organization, helping C40 to identify and connect cities with similar profiles and agendas.

The MCA Award bolsters C40 and Arup’s continued efforts to produce the strong data and analysis that underpins effective climate action planning and management.

To read a summary of the C40 and Arup’s winning entry, please click here.