Sydney is co-chairing an international network to improve building efficiency.

The City of Sydney has been announced as co-chair of the C40 Private Sector Buildings Energy Efficiency Network along with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The network is part of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of 69 global cities taking action on climate change.

For the next 12 months, Sydney will work with the Tokyo government to guide the network’s strategic direction, establish an annual work plan and collaborate with the other cities to put the plan in action.

“It’s vital cities work together to share information on success stories and show leadership to drive significant action on climate change,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“We are honoured to be leading this network in partnership with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to work with cities from Europe, North America, Latin America, Oceania and East Asia.

“Through this C40 network, our property owners and tenants will be able to take on global targets, inspiration and information from around the world. This will further improve energy efficiency in Sydney’s buildings and slash carbon emissions in the heart of our own city.”

C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, said collaboration between cities meant better outcomes for all.

“I commend the City of Sydney for taking a leadership role in the C40 private sector network to build energy efficiency, which brings together global cities to drive local climate action on this critical issue.

“Sydney has made valuable contributions to the network to date, and has demonstrated exemplary ambition for future energy efficiency policies.”