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Tokyo, Beijing among C40 cities in IOC climate initiative

Date : 27 Jun 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26, 2018: The IOC and C40 Cities today committed to partner on climate transition by working for sustainable Olympic Games. This unique global partnership was announced by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission, alongside Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair, at the first edition of the Transition Forum.

C40 and the IOC plan to work with interested cities, candidate cities and host cities of the Olympic Games to help them achieve their sustainability objectives, which will further contribute to broader climate initiatives.

“Given that the next four editions of the Olympic Games will be held in significant cities that are part of the C40 network, this collaboration was a natural and fantastic opportunity,” said HSH Prince Albert II.

“Our goal is to make the Olympic Games best fit the long-term needs and objectives of the host cities. That includes incorporating sustainability in all aspects of planning for and delivering the Olympic Games.” The host cities for the next three Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo (in 2020), Paris (in 2024) and Los Angeles (in 2028) – are members of the C40 Steering Committee.

The host of the next Olympic Winter Games, Beijing (in 2022), is also a key member of the C40 network, which groups together 96 cities committed to leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future.

Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, commented: “Tokyo, as the host city of the Olympic Games 2020, will play the role responsibly. “We will work with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to demonstrate that Tokyo works integrally on the environmental, social and economic aspects of 21st-century sustainable development.”

Source: www.olympic.org

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