Back in 2016, in Paris, CLIMATE CITY launched a process to select African cities that could use the CLIMATE BIRDS network alongside the African countries most heavily involved in the success of COP 21. This saw the first Smart City Selection Programme, which turned out to be a real success since it now provides the basis for CLIMATE CITY to lay the ground work to foster the best possible solutions for the adaptation of African cities to climate change (see the News heading). In Europe, we are launching the Smart City Selection Programme 2019 at the MIPIM property market fair in Cannes on 12 to 15 March. This programme will provide an opportunity to deploy the C-Birds One demonstrator and all the awareness-raising programmes on urban climate change created by CLIMATE CITY in the heart of cities that are “pioneers” in the field of climate change.
The pioneer cities will be presented both at the Paris Airshow in June and at a travelling CLIMATE CITY event in September 2019.