C40 in the News
Liberation: Mayors of London & Paris Meet in French Capital (French)
On his first trip abroad the Mayor of London visited his Parisian counterpart
Huffington Post: Cities vs. Climate Change
Key to developing solutions can be the C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its tenth year, provides an important vehicle in this regard, connecting more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing more than 600 million people and one quarter of the global economy.
Fifth Estate: Melbourne looks to science for carbon reduction ramp-up
he City of Melbourne looks set to endorse “science-based” emissions reduction targets for its operations, which it says are in line with global reductions needed to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C.
Cities Today: C40 appoints Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo as new chief
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced on Monday in Rio de Janeiro that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been elected to succeed Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes as C40 Chair. Paes has also been leading the Group since 2013 while preparing his city for the Olympic Games.
Ecowatch: 5 Reasons Why the Critics Are Wrong About the Rio Olympics
Rather than criticizing what has not been done in Rio (and there are still many areas that require improvement and investment), those who care about sustainability should be praising Mayor Paes for delivering an impressive raft of infrastructure improvements, while the rest of the country has been at a virtual standstill.
Press Release: Chennai Becomes Sixth Indian Megacity to Join C40’s Global Network Committed to Tackling Climate Change
The city of Chennai has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), affirming the commitment of the Greater Chennai Corporation to tackling climate change. The move reveals the determination of Indian cities to create low carbon and resilient economies, in support of the government’s commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Press Release: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Elected as New Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced today in Rio de Janeiro that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been elected to succeed Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes as C40 Chair. The C40 Steering Committee elected her unanimously to the position, where she will provide strategic direction and governance to the organization.
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.