C40 in the News
Mashable: U.S. mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway
Cities and states across the U.S. will keep fighting climate change, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. Local leaders from across the country say they're not backing down from America's commitments under the historic climate accord. Nearly 200 mayors — many of them C40 mayors — have vowed to collectively reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and adopt clean energy technologies.
Time: How Cities, States and Businesses Are Already Fighting Climate Change Without Trump
Nearly 70 mayors of major cities, including C40 mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Sylvester Turner of Houston, made the same commitment to uphold the targets of the Paris Agreement in their own backyards.
CNN: Buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord
Buildings in the US and in other countries lit up bright green Thursday night in support of the Paris climate accord. This comes on the heels of President Trump announcing that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement, but this didn't stop some US governors and mayors –– representing numerous C40 Cities –– from taking a stand.
la Repubblica: Clima, Trump conferma l'uscita delgi Usa dagli accordi di Parigi. Obama: "Cosí si rifiuta il futuro"
Quella di Trump è una svolta dalle conseguenze imprevedibili, che potrebbe spingere altri Paesi a seguire la stessa strada e a dire addio a quegli impegni solennemente presi nel 2015 da 195 nazioni per tagliare drasticamente il livello delle emissioni inquinanti. "Gli Stati Uniti cominceranno a negoziare un nuovo accordo sul clima", ha detto Trump. "Vogliamo un accordo che sia giusto. Se ci riusciremo benissimo, altrimenti pazienza", ha aggiunto. Ci sarà quindi "la fine dell'applicazione degli impegni di riduzione", ha aggiunto, "e soprattutto" dei versamenti al Fondo verde per il clima "che costa agli Usa una fortuna".
Reuters: Paris mayor says Trump climate withdrawal 'a mistake with fatal consequences'
Ann Hidalgo, chairwoman of C40 and mayor of Paris, says that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal was "a mistake that would have dramatic consequences."
Reuters: Cash-strapped cities struggle to clean up their climate act
James Alexander, director of the finance programme at the C40 network of megacities committed to tackling climate change, said its 91 cities would by 2025 have used up their share of the "carbon budget" still available to hold global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius if they don't reduce emissions more rapidly. The C40 group is working to "dramatically cut the curve" of planet-warming emissions from cities, which produce more than 70 percent of total global emissions, but they need better access to finance to help them do it, he said.
Ethical Corporation: Why mayors must lead on climate change
The historic Paris Agreement to curb climate change may have been signed by 175 heads of state and ministers more than a year ago, but it will be mayors across the globe who will have to make it happen – or face the consequences if they fail. Research released last month by Arup for C40 Cities, a group of 91 of the world’s cities collaborating on climate action, found that 40% of emissions reductions needed to comply with the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping temperature rises to 1.5C by the end of the century could be made by city governments working with their partners.
Elle: Women4Climate : et si vous deveniez une héroïne du climat ?
Anne Hidalgo, la maire de Paris et la présidente de C40-Cities pour trois ans, lance aujourd’hui un appel à toutes les femmes qui rêvent de s’investir de manière concrète. Souvenez-vous, début décembre, nous avions publié le manifeste des femmes maires qui s’engagent pour le climat. Le 15 mars dernier, une dizaine d’entre d’elles se sont réunies lors de la conférence Women4Climate à New York et ont confirmé leur détermination à changer le monde.
Reuters: Glitter or green? Sydney's big bash gives way to speed climate action
Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore, a C40 Member, re-allocates approximately $560,000 of funding for the iconic annual Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve party at the Sydney Opera House to ramping up action on climate change. At a meeting late last year of the C40 network of cities that are leading on climate change action, she said, "the message to all city leaders was that to have any realistic chance of meeting the Paris Agreement, we had to do twice as much in half the time."
Bloomberg: No Matter What Trump Does, Big Cities Pressing for Cleaner Cars
The auto industry can’t count on a rollback of environmental standards by U.S. President Donald Trump to escape increasing worldwide pressure to make vehicles cleaner. Rather than national and international bodies, the big push for change is coming from urban centers like Paris, Seoul and Mexico City, and U.S. states such as California, where leaders –– many of them C40 mayors –– are reacting to the health hazards caused by deteriorating air quality.