C40 in the News
Times of India: Kolkata New Town becomes first urban centre to be selected for Smart City scheme
Kolkata: New Town has become the first urban centre from West Bengal to be selected for the Centre's ambitious Smart City scheme... The authorities held consultation with IT experts, representatives of the C40 Cities Alliance and several other stakeholders to chalk up the upgraded plan.
Green Biz: More urban, less carbon
Last month 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement. In April, cities around the globe added almost 5 million people, and a report released by U.N.-Habitat shows this rise in urbanization continuing. The opportunity is enormous. Estimates from C40 on the potential impact of low carbon development over the next 15 years show that actions in global cities together can avoid eight times the emissions of the entire United States.
Citiscope: What are ‘green bonds’ and why are cities so excited about them?
A green bond is a type of debt instrument much like any other bond — except that the proceeds must be earmarked for projects that produce a positive environmental impact.
Blue & Green Tomorrow: Polluting Countries Will Cause Coastal Flooding
Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, said: “Seventy per cent of C40 cities are already experiencing the effects of climate change and it is coastal and delta cities that are the most at risk from the impact of a rapidly warming planet. “Mayors are already acting to protect citizens from climate related floods and storms and they are learning from those cities that have pioneered efforts to adapt, such as Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City. Now is the moment to invest and adapt our cities to protect the billion vulnerable people and trillions of dollars in assets.”
Washington Post: Global air pollution is worsening, and poor countries are being hit the hardest
Mark Watts: "The WHO data illustrates just how immediate the problem of air pollution is and that we need radical and rapid action to tackle the twin issues of air pollution, which is killing urban citizens, and climate change, which threatens people’s lives today and in the future."
Press Release: C40 Congratulates New Town Kolkata on Success in The India Smart Cities Challenge
New Town Kolkata was today announced as one of 13 cities selected for the India Smart Cities Challenge. The city was ranked number six out of the cities selected. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), which supported New Town Kolkata in their application, congratulates all of those involved in this major achievement for the city’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Press Release: Cities Define Key Obstacles to Achieving Climate Goals and Solutions to Overcome Them
For the first time, representatives from more than 80 of the world’s largest cities have revealed the barriers that are limiting their ambitions to tackle climate change, in a new analysis released today by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities also presents a corresponding set of innovative and replicable solutions to overcome these challenges.
Press Release: Major coalition launched to make economic case for better cities
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2015: On Thursday the New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make the economic case for better urban development globally.
Press Release: Applications Open For C40 Cities Awards 2016. Leadership In Urban Climate Action To Be Recognised In Global Competition
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today launched a global call for submissions to the C40 Cities Awards 2016. All cities demonstrating leadership in climate action are encouraged to apply for a chance to be recognised in the world’s foremost sustainability awards.
Press Release: City of Rio to Host First C40 Event to Unlock Access to City Financing