All you need to know from C40 at COP26 today

Our Last, Big Chance

C40 hosted its flagship event — Our Last, Big Chance — today. Featuring mayors and thought leaders from around the world, Our Last, Big Chance outlined the steps required to achieve a sustainable and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and advance C40’s vision of a just, green future.

C40 will welcome a new Chair next month

At today’s event, the outgoing chair passed the baton to C40’s Chair-elect. He outlined his agenda for concrete action on the climate crisis during his term:

  • Tackling air pollution by rolling out air quality measures to nearly 100 cities worldwide under the Breathe Global initiative.
  • Expanding C40’s Global Green New Deal programme, to boost partnerships between cities, trade unions, young people, business and community organisations.

The unified voice of 1,000 cities

C40’s event also included a showcase of over 1,000 cities and local governments that signed up to the Race to Zero campaign — committing to halving global emissions by 2030.

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