C40 in the News
Financial Times: An International Order of Cities not States
"While nations debate over what to do about climate change the largest and most important cities are getting together and doing something about it. One such effort is the C40, a group of 75 major cities that gathers and exchanges data to enable concrete actions to tackle climate change. In thousands of ways, from energy efficient street lighting to improved public transportation, big cities are making a real difference on global warming." (OPINION: Ivo Daalder)
Momentum Mag: Seoul, South Korea’s Burgeoning Bike Culture
Seoul’s Weekly No Driving Day program has decreased traffic by 3.7 percent, and has reduced C02 vehicle emissions by 10 percent, according to the climate organization C40.
Citiscope: A key moment for world cities — but are nation states listening?
“We were really shouting into the wind 10 years ago, that mayors had any serious role to play in tackling climate change,” Watts says. “It just wasn’t taken seriously by national governments.” ... A major city role is central, Watts argues: “Just 500 cities in the world, including all of our C40 members, will be responsible for 60 percent of GDP growth and 50 percent of carbon-emission growth on a business-as-usual trajectory.” All that, he asserts, “tells you it would be crazy if the role of cities were not central to the climate negotiations.”
CleanTechnica: C40 Initiative Will Help Developing Cities Access Climate Funds
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, an independent philanthropy based in London, is partnering with the C40 to launch a creditworthiness academy that these cities can attend to boost their credit ratings to a point of acceptable risk for lenders. CIFF’s interest stems from its view that climate change poses the single largest threat to the future health and lifestyle of today’s children.
City University of Hong Kong: International grant for climate change governance
The aim of the [project] is to investigate how alternative forms of governance, that is climate networks, rather than state actors alone, can collaborate transnationally on ways to mitigate climate change and produce transformational policy. “It’s about understanding how local networks that stretch across borders are created,” Dr Francesch explained. “How, why and to what effect can these networks help to build consensus and share best practice at the local level.” The project takes inspiration from the work of the C40 Cities Climate Change Leadership, a network between several of the world’s major cities that are taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.