Auckland selected to showcase climate initiatives


Cities represent over half the global population, consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70 per cent of global CO2 emissions.

Eleven cities, including Auckland, are offering some of the world’s best examples of impactful urban climate action.

Located in COP26’s Green Zone, the Global Cities Climate Action Exhibition by Arup and C40 Cities highlights the critical role of cities in reaching the ambitious targets being discussed at COP26.

Auckland features in the exhibition alongside Beijing, Bogotá, Istanbul, Jakarta, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C. Together, these cities represent more than 109 million people.

Auckland’s six featured projects are:

  • Stream restoration in Central Auckland
  • $1 billion in green bonds
  • Regenerative approaches in practice
  • Zero emissions public transport
  • Green energy at Auckland ports
  • Kerbside food scraps service

Learn more about the six projects and take a tour now.

About C40 Cities

C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities who are working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere can thrive.

Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.