Ten Cities Receive Inaugural C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards


The City Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference took place on September 4 and 5, jointly organized by C40 and Siemens. Ten winning cities were announced for the C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards. The inaugural event took place in London at The Crystal, the home of Siemens sustainable cities initiative. The cities represent the strongest project entries in each of ten sustainability and leadership categories.  Projects for consideration were culled from both the C40 members and the  120 cities profiled in the “Green City Index.” 

Winning Cities

The independent, seven-member judging panel — consisting of former city Mayors, architects and representatives of the World Bank, C40 and Siemens – had difficult choices to make but agreed on the ten winning city projects in the following categories (for more info click on each picture) :

Bogota (Urban Transportation)


Copenhagen (Carbon Measurement & Planning)


Melbourne (Energy Efficient Built Environment)


Mexico City (Air Quality)

Mexico City

Munich (Green Energy)


New York City (Adaptation & Resilience)

New York

Rio de Janeiro (Sustainable Communities)

RIio de Janeiro

San Francisco (Waste Management)

San Francisco

Singapore (Intelligent City Infrastructure)


Tokyo (Finance & Economic Development)


The video below  highlights the inaugural Awards ceremony, honoring ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. 

Citizen’s Choice Award

The good news for the other finalist cities is that the awards process for 2013 doesn’t end here. C40 and Siemens announced the “Citizen’s Choice Award” that will allow the general public to vote for the project they believe should have won an award.  The votes will be tallied at the City Climate Leadership Awards website and a winner will be announced in November. 

Voting has already started at www.cityclimateleadershipawards.com.

For more details on the winning projects in each city, see the full release here.

Source cityclimateleadershipawards.com

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