C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable, and sustainable action on climate change.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), the Danish cleantech cluster CLEAN, and the International Cleantech Network (ICN) have launched the City Solutions Platform (CSP) to support early engagement between cities and the private sector to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions.
At the C40 Mayor’s Summit in Mexico City on 30 November 2016, four cities were chosen to represent the first CSP pilot city challenges: Sydney, Melbourne, Seattle, and Rio de Janeiro. ICN is currently in the process of developing the ICN Solutions Landscape containing a list of solution providers for each of the 4 challenges.
For more information about the ICN-C40 cooperation, please see here.
Sustania is a think tank and consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark, promoting sustainable solutions. They identify readily available sustainability solutions across the world and demonstrate their potential impacts and benefits in Sustania’s work with cities, companies, and communities. For the last 5 years, Sustainia has annually published 100 sustainable solutions (eg. Cleantech solutions).
In 2017, Sustania is collaborating with UN Global Compact (UNGC) to deliver a digital database with sustainable business solutions from around the world. It is the ambition that database will grow to become a world leading showroom for sustainable solutions UN GC is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with 13000 corporate participants and other stakeholders over 170 countries.
Collaboration between ICN and Sustania
International Cleantech Network (ICN) and Sustania are engaged in a colloboration between the two organisations that will allow for members of ICN to apply for the UN Global digital database. The objective is to facilitate the application process for qualified SMEs within ICN, to promote this opportunity within ICN, and to ensure that SMEs prosper and benefit from this agreement. The MoU can be seen here.
International Cleantech Network (ICN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Future Lab (UFL), New York City’s hub for smart cities, clean energy and smart grid technology. The agreement with UFL allows for member companies of ICN to apply for and receive a fast-track procedure for a place at the ACRE incubator that facilitates access to the New York and American markets. This agreement also allows for companies at the Urban Future Lab to apply for the ICN Passport via the ICN Secretariat. The official presentation of the MoU will take place in New York City on May 4 at the Urban Future Lab in Brooklyn, NY at a networking event together with the Nordic delegation.