Joburg ready to host World Mayors at the C40 Summit


Joburg’s Executive Mayor, Parks Tau and Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, will host more than sixty mayors from across the world for the C40 summit at the Sandton Convention Centre which starts tomorrow and run until Thursday, 6 February. The programme for the three day summit also includes a visit to one of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo’s (JCPZ) facilities.


The summit brings together mayors and senior city officials from leading cities around the world to discuss the climate change challenges facing their cities, and share insights based on the actions they’ve taken to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

Around 700 urban and climate change leaders will join them in a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions to focus on the themes of resilient and liveable megacities, GHG measurement and adaptation, and impact and opportunity.


The C40 Cities Mayors Summit will discuss topics such as Adaptable and Resilient Cities; Building Liveable Cities; and Socio-Economic Development of emerging megacities.

Tomorrow selected delegates will visit Petros Molefe Eco Park in Soweto specifically to view the Green Outdoor Gym. Delegates from around the globe will plant a ceremonial tree at the facility.


JCPZ is responsible for the green decorations at the Convention Centre for the duration of the summit. We are proud to be associated with such a high level international event!

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