C40 Mayors Summit Gets On the World’s Radar
Last week, the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg got on the world’s radar garnering major coverage from major international news outlets – including Atlantic Cities and The Guardian. A significant amount of the coverage focused on the release of the Climate Action in Megacities 2.0, a report that features critical data around how C40 cities are acting to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The report also functions as an historic cataloging and assessment of the municipal power that mayors hold in their cities. We are sharing some of the critical coverage (below) as well as our comprehensive infographic about the report.
- Bloomberg to plug mayors' climate progress to motivate world leaders (Reuters)
- Bloomberg On Climate Change: Cities Are Leading The Way 'Right Now' (NPR – All Things Considered)
- Michael Bloomberg pledges to help world leaders reach climate deal (The Guardian)
- How Much Power Do Cities Really Have to Combat Climate Change? (The Atlantic Cities)
- Here's How The World's Biggest Cities Are Tackling Climate Change (Fast Company)
C40 City Local News
As well, many of the C40 cities in attendance were able to showcase the gains they’ve made in their own cities, which included coverage for members such as Venice, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro and Portland:
- Paes assumes chairmanship of C-40 in place of Bloomberg (O Globo)
- Metropolises adopt more buses and less rails to expand public transport, says study of C-40 (Veja)
- Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson invited to climate change conference in South Africa (The Vancouver Sun)
- Bloomberg vows to boost cities' efforts to curb climate change (Sydney Morning Herald)
- Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston is (The Houston Chronicle)
- Hales shares Portland experiences at international conference in South Africa (The Portland Tribune)
We’re happy to share some of these outputs with our readers, and will continue to update you on additional coverage and progress being made by C40 cities.
For more information, please check out our C40 in the News page here.