C40 in the News
Yahoo! News: Big UK cities vow to run on green energy by 2050
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) -- a network of global cities taking action to reduce emissions -- on Monday said that action by the world's largest cities had "forged a pathway to low-carbon and climate-resilient development." The C40 study cited projects including installing energy-efficient LED streetlights, building bus rapid transit lines and financing waste-to-energy projects.
City Lab: Why Cities Are Key to Success at the Paris Climate Talks
The report identified cities—not to mention companies, regions, and provinces—as essential partners for global policymakers in fighting climate change. In Paris—perhaps our last, best chance to save the planet—we can expect to see new bonds form.
Eco-Business: Cities lead way in global fight against climate change
The 128-page report was released a week before thousands of political and business leaders are due to convene in Paris for the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 meeting, will take place from November 30 to December 11. It is the biggest conference on climate change since the failed discussions at the same UN summit in Copenhagen in 2009. In the report released on Monday titled ‘Climate Action in Megacities 3.0’ – the third edition – , the group said its member cities have doubled their climate actions in the six years since the Copenhagen meeting, and committed to reduce their carbon emissions by 3 billion tonnes by 2030, equivalent to the annual carbon output of India.
Huffington Post: Leading By Example on Climate Action
"Mayors and business leaders increasingly see climate change in pragmatic terms. After all, most of the world's cities and businesses lie on coastal lands that are threatened by sea-level rise. Protecting against storms that flood cities and factories and disrupt shipping and transportation is simply a matter of smart risk management for both cities and businesses." - Michael R. Bloomberg is U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change.
Nikkei Asian Review: Get dense to fight climate change, says head of global cities network
Zachary Tofias, Head of C40's Sustainable Communities Initiative, talks to Nikkei Asian Review on C40 and how the world's major cities can address climate change at a regional level.