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    When the C40 Mayors Summit convened in Sao Paulo, Brazil several years ago, the C40 didn’t even have a website and had just launched a Twitter account. What a difference a few years make. Now, we not only have a highly acclaimed web site (shameless promotional plug here and here) and over 12,000 followers, the organization – more importantly -- has developed a bona fide research organization, major international partnerships with the likes of the World Bank, ICLEI and Siemens, codified membership guidelines, appointed Regional Directors, and…. Well, we’ll stop there.

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    This week, C40 Chair and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg held a press conference with the Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Parks Tau, announcing the 2014 C40 Mayors Summit. Mayor Tau said that the summit is “a historic moment for Johannesburg.” But when the mayors, their staff members, and climate experts gather in 2014, they will not be working from a blank slate. It will be the fifth summit of its kind, all of which have proven to be key moments to accelerate the C40 memberships’ efforts to further reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of life in their cities.

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    At the C40 Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo last year, the C40 Steering Committee drafted a communiqué to highlight for participants of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development the increasingly important role cities play in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change. A related document was formally submitted to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development on November 1, 2011.

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    More and more cities are making public engagement a key tactic in delivering their climate change strategies. The recent C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo featured a session on this topic, with panelists from New York, Tokyo and Seattle. Here, Emma Berndt, director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Outdoor Lighting program, which was originally developed and executed by the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), shares her observations on the discussion that took place.

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