C40 in the News
The Guardian: The European cities moving faster on clean energy than their governments
Mark Watts, executive director of C40 cities climate leadership group, says Copenhagen’s approach to urban wind energy is being watched closely by other major cities. “Copenhagen has been very clever in the way it’s made a significant investment in wind over the last decade,” he says. “Like everywhere else in the world there’s been opposition to it from an aesthetic point of view, but they’ve overcome it by giving local people in the sightlines [of the turbines] shares in the company.”
Lifegate: Darting to London on a 100% electric double-decker
The announcement was made at the summit C40 cities climate leadership group, held in the City Hall London. The network C40 includes 75 cities around the world join forces to combat climate change. This year during the tenth summit, 24 cities have committed to put in circulation 40 thousand low-emission buses. In addition to the entry into service of new double-decker electric, the mayor's office has announced the testing of induction charging stations, which will enable the wireless charging of the bus parked at the recharge areas.
Yahoo! Finance: London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric
One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. The company selected to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers is global electric vehicle leader, BYD Company Ltd. The announcement took place at this week's C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking the news was the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Oregon Herald: Cities, Regions Call For 'Robust' World Climate Pact
"You've done miracles in your own jurisdictions and coming together here as a group," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told delegates. "You're doing nothing less than creating a new reality for the world, making possible that we're moving toward a low carbon society." ... According to the C40 grouping of several dozen cities, about 80 percent of emissions cuts planned by its members have not been included in national plans.
NovEthic: COP 21 - The Territories want to influence the climate negotiations (French)
By themselves, the main initiatives of cities and regions (C40, Covenant of Mayors, Carbon climate registry network States and regions alliance) could reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to 1.8 Gt carbon dioxide equivalent.