C40 in the News
Citiscope: What Melbourne learned cutting emissions from ‘1200 Buildings’
Melbourne’s approach is considered one of the world’s leading local efforts, winning a climate leadership award from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Siemens in 2013. While it hasn’t been a universal success, it represents progressive climate action at the local level at a time when Australia’s national government is going in the opposite direction.
La Nacion: Zachary Tofias: "La construcción verde es el desafío de las ciudades contra el cambio climático"
Washington Post: Why Earth’s future will depend on how we build our cities
That leaves 200 gigatons, to be carefully — or, not so carefully — apportioned in a world in which cities and megacities are growing at a mind-boggling rate of 1.4 million individuals per week. And that’s what makes city planning, design and infrastructure decisions so critical.
Cities Today: Finalists selected for C40 Cities Awards
“This year’s C40 Cities Awards will be a truly global competition, with finalists chosen from 216 applications from 94 cities in all regions of the world,” Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 told Cities Today. “We are deeply impressed with the diversity of applications we received, representing large and small cities, innovative projects with integrated approaches, and significant collaboration between cities fostered by C40 networks.”
Grist: Cities could be big players when it comes to cutting carbon emissions
An estimated 1.5 million people move into cities and towns every week. So the role of cities in environmental management will only grow. Everything from planting trees to getting rid of parking will help determine what their emissions are. And while cities — the epitome of dirty, unnatural places — may not intuitively seem like the solution to climate change, they are going to play a big part in it.