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The climate change actions of C40 Cities are “not only environmentally sound...[but] also save taxpayers money” says an article featured this week in The Economist magazine, which focused on the US contingent of the global network.
With the Atlantic hurricane season underway, communities along the US Eastern seaboard are braced for Hurricane Irene to strike. Stronger and more frequent storms are one of the effects of climate change, along with sea-level rise and heat stress.
London, the founding C40 City, continues to lead the way on implementing innovative climate mitigation solutions.The Mayor's RE:FIT climate change program is helping hundreds of public buildings to get an energy makeover and save energy costs, following a £2.7 million boost from the European Investment Bank and the Mayor. The funding will pay for a team to support the program, and could help organizations retrofit up to 600 buildings with energy efficiency measures.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is "totally committed" to bringing 100,000 electric vehicles to London, his environment advisor, Kulveer Ranger, said. Charging networks are a key component of this effort, and the city is looking to add 1,300 charging points throughout the city by 2013. Watch Ranger's interview with the C40 News Team below, and make sure to visit the C40 on Planet Forward, where you can see his and other videos.