C40 in the News
NRDC Switchboard: Using Big Data to Help Solve the Big Building Energy Problem
Big Data isn't just an impressive show of new technology, it's a way to solve problems. The U.S. Department of Energy, with the support of partners and allies, including C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, has created the SEED Platform Collaborative to help put big data to work on one of the biggest problems in the global effort against the negative effects of climate change - the waste of energy in big buildings.
Cities and the Rise of Bottom-up Climate Action
Building on recent trends, with the increasing visibility of local government networks such as C40, Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network, cities are seizing the moment and becoming important leaders for international climate action. At the end of the day, advancing city climate initiatives requires bringing together finance and sustainability staff at cities to work together more effectively.
El Universal: Back to the Future [Spanish]
In general it is the city that is responding faster and more effectively to the key issues of public life. Large and interconnected, they transcend borders and can focus on cooperating globally and solving locally. C40 is the clearest example of this.
Cape Town to Procure Electric Buses for MyCiTi Service
In line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions, City of Cape Town will issue a tender for the procurement of electric buses. This initiative directly supports the City’s commitment to the Paris Pledge for Action at COP21 and as member of the C40 Cities to take progressive action and lead the way in reducing energy consumption and emissions.
The Guardian: How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars
In one of the most recent examples, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a consortium of the world’s largest cities, has enlisted an unusual partner to help reduce tailpipe emissions: MasterCard. It’s one of the largest public-private partnerships aimed at fighting climate change so far... “These types of measures are all relatively low-cost, compared to investing in a new transport infrastructure, and are therefore of interest to a number of cities,” says Gunjan Parik, director of C40’s Transportation Initiative. “They also allow money to flow back into city coffers to deliver further improvements to public transit.”