Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is off to Denmark this week for a global gathering of big city mayors. Their goal is to tackle the major challenges of climate change.
The group represents more than 700 million people and one quarter of global economic output.
Every other year since 2005, the C40 has convened to promote and develop solutions to climate change, a problem the group says city governments are taking the lead on.
Honolulu is not a member of the C40, but was invited to attend this year’s conference in Copenhagen to showcase the work being done locally to prepare for a future of climate change.
In June, the city Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency released a long-term strategy detailing how the community will need to adapt for that uncertain future.