The City of Accra, has won an international award for engaging informal waste collectors in the waste management chain as part of measures to address climate change.
The sixth edition of the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards which was held at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen Denmark focused on projects that demonstrated ambitious climate action while ensuring better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.
The award also recognised cities for the concrete impact they are making in building an innovative, resilient, and inclusive future.
The Mayor who received the award on behalf of the city of Accra, said combating climate change requires inclusive decision making which ensures that all citizens are a part of the solution.
“The future we want recognizes the crucial role of the informal sector in sustainable city development. Combating climate change requires inclusive decision making which ensures all citizens are a part of the solution, to be acting local to impact positively on global challenges,” he said.
Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40, Anne Hidalgo, said winners are evidence of the incredible efforts that cities around the world are delivering to address the global climate emergency.