Siemens AG and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have forged a technical collaboration and global competition to help cities gauge and lower carbon emissions and honor those that help mitigate climate change impact, respectively.
The two entities created the greenhouse gas measurement and planning initiative to enable C40 cities to share ideas and develop action plans against global climate change and established the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Award to recognize members that demonstrate efforts to that end, Siemens said Friday.
C40 chairperson and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said the initiative would help support the cities align their initiatives, advance policies and leverage the works already developed by C40 cities.
The partnership will help cities jointly solve problems to gain benefits from shared approaches to collect and analyze data, as well as strategic planning, according to Siemens.
Meanwhile, the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Award aims to acknowledge cities that exhibit efforts to help combat global climate change.
The award covers ten categories, including urban transportation, green energy and sustainable communities that are open only to member cities.
It also includes resilience, air quality and optimized city infrastructure for C40 cities and 120 others in the Siemens and Economist Intelligence Unit research project ‘Green City Index.