C40 in the News
Eco- Business: Why cities are vital to the success of the Paris Agreemen
Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.
Evening Standard: Tube stations to be powered by zero carbon energy generators
The Mayor has also been elected as vice-chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Steering Committee, a body of mega-cities committed to improving the environment, tackling air pollution and fighting climate change.
Libération: Agir local pour panser global (French)
Il aurait été impossible d’avoir l’accord COP 21 sans celui qu’ont signé les maires des grandes villes
Cities Today: New report to help cities find money for infrastructure projects
Siemens, C40 Cities and Citi, reveal in a new report that cities need to invest US$57 trillion in infrastructure in order to accommodate both their existing needs and projected growth.
The Carbon Brief Interview: Mark Watts
Mark Watts is the executive director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Carbon Brief interviewed him at length about the work of C40 and the efforts of C40 member cities.
Press Release: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Elected C40 Vice Chair
Mayor Khan will represent European Mayors in Network of Megacities London, UK (20 July 2016) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan was elected to the role of Vice Chair on the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee today, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network of megacities committed to action on climate change.
Press Release: New financing options for climate-resilient urban infrastructure
Siemens, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Citi launch report outlining new mechanisms to boost large-scale capital for climate action in cities. Report also outlines innovative ways to leverage incentives in climate financing.
Press Release: EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide. Brussels, 22 June 2016 - Today, the world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change. This single initiative will create the largest global coalition of cities committed to climate leadership, building on the commitments of more than 7,100 cities from 119 countries and six continents, representing more than 600 million inhabitants, over 8% of the world’s population. The launch of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy comes six months after the historic Paris climate change conference, where cities were crucial voices in shaping and advocating for a strong global agreement, and is a historic and powerful response by the world’s local leaders to the urgent climate challenge.
Press Release: Wuhan and Shenzhen Pioneer Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Effort to Tackle Climate Change
Wuhan and Shenzhen will become the first cities in China to develop comprehensive inventories of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using a global and UN recognized standard. Supported by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, of which both cities are members and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the inventories will use the international gold standard, the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC). This process, made possible with funding from the British philanthropy Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is a crucial step towards understanding and reducing a city’s emissions.
Press Release: Dalian and Chengdu Become Eighth and Ninth Chinese Megacities to Join C40’s Global Network
Chinese megacities Dalian and Chengdu have joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, affirming the commitment of the cities and their Mayors Xiao Shengfeng and Tang Liangzhi to tackling climate change. The move by two more Chinese megacities reveals the determination of mayors to create low carbon and resilient economies, in support of the Chinese government’s commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.