Urban sustainability: Cities on the front line of climate change

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) unveils in partnership with CNN an extensive infographic on climate impacts and actions in global cities. The dynamic, multi-media feature spotlights the cities of Lagos, Melbourne, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo and showcases data from the recently published Measurement for Management CDP Cities 2012 Global Report.

Rich and varied content offers access to vital statistics, photographs and video footage creating a direct and compelling storytelling experience. Users can click through to explore how these geographically diverse cities are coping with the impacts of climate change — from rising sea levels, heatwaves, and droughts to more frequent and severe storms — and protecting their populations and economies.

The infographic is a part of CNN International’s broader Road to Rio environment strand that focuses on cities and CO2 emissions.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is the world’s preeminent network of large and engaged cites globally committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking climate actions. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, member cities across the globe, from Addis Ababa to Warsaw and Tokyo to Toronto, are measuring risk from climate change and implementing sustainable activities locally that are helping to tackle the issue globally. Watch the infographic.