Urban infrastructure insights2015, a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, examines city infrastructure systems and the role of city leaders in developing solutions for their citizens and businesses. According to C40 Executive Director Mark Watts, who was interviewed for the report, city leaders should look for guidance from their peers: “No city in the world has a monopoly on good ideas.” Read more or download the report.
C40 and the City of Buenos Aires will host the first ever C40 Latin American Mayors Forum on 27 March 2015. The Forum will be an exclusive platform for mayors from across the region to demonstrate their leadership in tackling climate change, convening authorities from financial organisations, policy-makers and influential thinkers toward compliance with the Compact of Mayors.
The Compact of Mayors is an agreement by city networks – and then by their members – to undertake a transparent and supportive approach to reduce city-level emissions, to reduce vulnerability and to enhance resilience to climate change, in a consistent and complimentary manner to national level climate protection efforts.
Mexico City has been selected to host the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit in November 2016. The Summit will bring together C40 mayors from all over the world and hundreds of urban and sustainability leaders to advance urban solutions to climate change and highlight the leadership role of cities in addressing climate change.
Cities are an integral part of the global effort to tackle climate change, as both a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and a major source of innovative climate solutions. Until now, cities have been lacking a consistent and transparent way to measure and report emissions. The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) establishes credible emissions accounting and reporting practices that help cities develop an emissions baseline, set mitigation goals, create more targeted climate action plans and track progress.
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association released a new report, Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge, which analyzes the state of water in more than 530 cities worldwide. View the infographic or an executive summary of the report, and visit the interactive website to download the full report and learn how natural solutions can benefit more than 700 million people living in the world’s largest cities.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.
Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 Cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. C40 brings together a unique set of assets and creates a shared sense of purpose. C40 offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
C40 acheives results by creating and sharing knowledge. This has been our guiding principle for the past 10 years and continues to inform our work today -- from thematic "good practice" white papers on successful policies and programs, to cutting-edge research on urban watersheds, to the first global standard to measure greenhouse gas emissions from cities. We invite you to explore our latest examples below to learn more about C40's important thought leadership.