C40 in the News
Reuters: Climate change doesn’t care about our plans - that’s why cities need to plan for climate change
C40 Cities Executive Director Mark Watts writes that mayors need to look at the worst case scenario and consider how their city would cope if the situation were twice or three times worse.
CityMetric: Welcome to the future: What does the post-combustion engine era mean for our cities?
C40 Cities Executive Director Mark Watts discusses the impacts of the post-combustion engine era on cities, air pollution and quality of life.
Hindustan Times: Britain, India must strengthen ties by stepping up mutual co-operation, writes Sadiq Khan
C40 Mayor Sadiq Khan of London says, "Not only is London still open and welcoming to people from India to come to work, study and visit, but there are many new and exciting opportunities to strengthen the bonds between my city and the great cities of India."
Rolling Stone: Les villes américaines s’élèvent contre Trump
Alors que le président américain Donald Trump a annoncé il y a désormais trois mois qu’il comptait retirer les Etats-Unis de l’accord de Paris sur le climat, de nombreuses grandes villes réagissent et prennent le taureau par les cornes. Se réunissant à l’occasion du C40, le forum des grandes villes mondiales, les maires et représentants de près de 375 villes américaines ont annoncé qu’ils allaient mettre en place ce qui est prévu par l’accord de Paris.
WIRED: Cities turn to other cities for help fighting climate change
On Monday at “C40 Talks,” part of a series of Climate Week events in New York, C40’s steering group cities announced a step toward an answer, with plans for the leadership team—New York, Paris, Mexico City, Durban, and others—to prepare and share detailed climate roadmaps as a way to spin up everyone else.
Chicago Sun Times: Chicago to host global summit on climate change
On Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, C40 City Chicago will host a “Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy North American Climate Summit” that brings together leaders of, what Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls the “NAFTA cities” in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Chicago Tribune: Emanuel says Trump's unpopularity with Chicagoans makes his job easier, politically
Speaking in New York at C40 Talks, a climate change conference of big city mayors, Emanuel pointed to the environment as an issue on which it was not hard for him to stand against Trump, who in June announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.
CityLab: How Trump Is Helping the Politics of Local Climate Action
In some ways, the extremism of President Trump’s ideology on climate has enabled faster, sharper climate action on the local level, according to a number of speakers at a Monday morning panel at C40 Talks.
LA Times: Trump is riding a 'dead horse' on climate issue, Gov. Brown says at New York conference
On Monday at C40 Talks, California Gov. Jerry Brown touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions.
POLITICO: As U.N. gathers, de Blasio urges fellow mayors to fight Trump on climate, immigration
Kicking off Climate Week and the United Nations General Assembly at C40 Talks, Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighted the issues of climate change and immigration