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Finalists selected for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

  • 31 finalist projects identified in ten categories
  • Global prize competition highlights excellence in environmentally impactful city projects

Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced 31 finalist projects from 26 cities competing in 10 categories for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be held in New York on September 22, 2014.

This year's finalists are from the following 26 cities:


Asia & Oceania
Changwon, Dhaka, Jakarta, Melbourne, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei, Yokohama

Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Malmö, Milan, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna

Latin America
Buenos Aires, Mexico City

North America
Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver,
Washington DC

Awards categories:

1. Urban Transportation
2. Solid Waste Management
3. Finance & Economic Development
4. Carbon Measurement & Planning
5. Sustainable Communities
6. Green Energy
7. Adaptation & Resilience
8. Energy Efficient Built Environment
9. Air Quality
10. Intelligent City Infrastructure

Details about the Awards event:

This year marks the second collaboration between C40 and Siemens on this awards competition, which recognizes innovative city driven climate actions. Cities around the world submitted 87 applications. The ten winners will be celebrated at the Awards Ceremony for their outstanding performance in successfully implementing projects to tackle climate change. The Ceremony will feature the participation of C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, C40 Board President Michael R. Bloomberg and Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens' Infrastructure & Cities Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and will bring together more than 250 decision-makers from cities around the world including mayors, city planners, policy-makers and influential thinkers.

About the Awards competition:

The C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards is granted annually in ten categories and provides global recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership. Categories one to five, including urban transportation, solid waste management and sustainable communities, are open to C40 cities only. An additional five categories, including adaptation and resilience, air quality and intelligent city infrastructure, are open both to C40 cities and the 120 cities in the Siemens and Economist Intelligence Unit research project "Green City Index". An independent, seven-member judging panel consisting of former city mayors, architects, representatives of the World Bank, as well as C40 and Siemens will select the ten winners.

This press release and press pictures are available at

For more information on the Awards and the projects of the finalist cities, go to:

For more information on the Green City Index, go to:


The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable and intelligent infrastructure technologies. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, power distribution, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information visit

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally. C40 was established in 2005 and expanded via a partnership in 2006 with President William J. Clinton's Climate Initiative (CCI). The current chair of the C40 is Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes; former Chair, 108th Mayor of New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. To learn more about the work of C40 and our Cities, please visit, follow us on Twitter @c40cities and like us on Facebook at

Reference Number: IC20140610e


Mr. Stefan Wagner
Infrastructure & Cities Sector

Siemens AG

Wittelsbacherplatz 2

80333  Munich


Tel: +49 (89) 636-632041

Mr. Michael Marinello
Global Communications

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Tel: +1 (212) 617-2383

Stefan Wagner | Siemens Infrastructure & Cities

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