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.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing over 600 million people and one quarter of the global economy. In 2015, Dubai has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group as a megacity member.

Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

C40 has 17 networks organised under 6 initiative areas covering the mitigation, adaptation and sustainability topics of highest priority to C40 cities and with the potential for the greatest climate impact. C40 networks help cities replicate, improve and accelerate climate action. These city-only working groups provide for honest knowledge exchange, enabling cities to tap into the global expertise of their peers as well as connect with technical partners. Through networks, cities find opportunities to undertake joint projects in areas of mutual interest and benefit C40 networks.


The Adaptation and Water Initiative is composed of three networks:

  1. The Climate Change Risk Assessment Network is working to identify the best ways to gather and manage data on climate, hazards, impacts, infrastructure and communities. The Network also supports those cities looking to begin or improve understanding of climate change risk and vulnerability. The Climate Change Risk Assessment Network is led by Rio de Janeiro.
  2. The Connecting Delta Cities Network brings together delta cities that are active in the field of climate change-related spatial development, water management and adaptation, in order to exchange knowledge and best practice that can support cities in developing their adaptation strategies. The Connecting Delta Cities Network is led by Rotterdam.
  3. The Cool Cities Network is focused on sharing best practice and research to better understand the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) and develop tools and resources that help cities advance cool roofs, green roofs, pavements and other surfaces. The Network collaborates closely with its partner, the Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA). The Cool Cities Network is led by Washington, DC.
Client Feedback

As the Project Manager on Climate Change Adaptation, the LINKVIVA team was trusted on the management of the event. The deliverables and work were up to professional standards. The objectives of the event were reached.

  • 50 city delegates
  • Up to 15 C40 staff as facilitators, moderator and keynote speakers
  • Up to 30 representatives from Dubai Government entities
  • VIPs and Director Generals of various government bodies
Winning Concept

To create a visually appealing, sustainable and fit for purpose staging to host international speakers. We concentrated on using a range of sustainble matierals including raw wood, the stage and multiple back lit panels to create depth and vidual appear in media shots.

Scope of Work
  1. Managing the whole event from development to execution, including: production of event material (including video production, presentations, invitations, badges, speakers pack, indoor signage, road signage…and any other material proposed by the agency and approved by TEC)
  2. Ensure proper logistical arrangements for all speakers presentations
  3. Coordinate Summit requirements with concerned departments and professional agencies (including any governmental approvals or outsourcing services from other providers)
  4. Organize the last day presentations and debate between 3 selected city delegates and Dubai Government Officials
  5. Ensure the highest standard of sustainability of event material (for example: there should not be any use of any plastic material as much as possible)
  6. Organize traditional gala dinner event on 23rd January, this will include development of the concept and execution)