Kolkata was awarded the the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management.
It is the only Indian city, along with 10 other cities from around the world, to receive the prestigious award.
C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes gave away the prestigious award during the C40 Mayors Summit held in Mexico City.
Other cities that won the award under various categories are:
Climate Action Plans and Inventories: Portland
Adaptation Plans and Assessments: Paris
Building Energy Efficiency: Melbourne and Sydney
Clean Energy: Yokohama
Finance and Economic Development: Shenzhen
Adaptation in Action: Copenhagen
Transportation: Addis Ababa
Sustainable Communities: Curitiba
Social Equity and Climate Change: Seo