C40 in the News
New York Times: A Voice From Paris on Climate Change
Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, is also chairwoman of C40, a network of the world’s biggest cities committed to addressing climate change. As mayor, despite strong opposition, she has closed parts of the city — including along the bank of the Seine River — to traffic. Recently, I asked Ms. Hidalgo about her interest in environmental issues and why women are important to the solutions.
Financial Times: Cities have the boldest plans to deliver a sustainable future
The Mayors of Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Cape Town argue, "it is now cities and businesses that are delivering the boldest ideas and most ambitious plans for a sustainable low carbon future."
Christiana Figueres: 3 signs that the world is already fighting back against climate change
Writing on the World Economic Forum blog, Christiana Figueres highlights several trends that should encourage optimism about the fight against climate change
La Tribune: Pollution: Anne Hidalgo met en garde les lobbys
La maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo met en garde les lobbys industriels (automobile, énergie...) : elle n'hésitera pas à rendre publique toute tentative d'ingérence vis-à-vis de sa politique environnementale.
La Vanguardia: Carmena quiere consultar a los vecinos cómo reducir el tráfico en la Gran Vía
La alcaldesa de Madrid, Manuela Carmena, ha asegurado hoy que "hay muchas alternativas" para transformar la Gran Vía de manera que se reduzca el tráfico privado y que quiere abrir un proceso de "participación ciudadana" para decidir cómo se acomete el cambio.
O Globo: Para desafogar o trânsito
No ambiente do controle da demanda do tráfego, a implementação da ‘taxa decongestionamento’ deveria ser considerada pelo novo prefeito
Le Figaro: Champs-Élysées : une piste cyclable en 2017
Une piste cyclable sur les Champs-Elysées et la rue de Rivoli au coeur de Paris, une place du Carrousel près du Louvre devenue piétonne et un "immense jardin" sur les berges de Seine marqueront l'année 2017 dans la capitale avec pour priorité la protection de l'environnement, a annoncé aujourd'hui Anne Hidalgo.
ELLE South Africa: Inside A Climate Change Conference. #WOMEN4CLIMATE
The C40 Mayors summit held in Mexico on the 30th of November to the 2nd of December 2016 was an event that inspired transformation. A total of 11 women, all mayors of major cities around the world came together and launched the #WOMEN4CLIMATE initiative. Alejandro Casamar gives us an inside look into the event that inspires both hope and change.
New York Times: As Trump Signals Climate Action Pullback, Local Leaders Push Forward
Cities have also seen lots of benefits from networks — the Compact of Mayors, which has been signed by more than 120 American cities, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Climate Mayors and others — most notably, information sharing and solutions, and reaffirming commitments to each other and to their citizens, as many mayors did in a recent letter to the president-elect.
Wired: Nations Be Damned, the World’s Cities Can Take a Big Bite Out of Emissions
So, when Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute, says “the battle for climate change will be won or lost in the cities of the world” to a packed conference room at the C40 summit, he’s only partly playing to his audience. His declaration came after C40’s executive director Mark Watts1 had presented the findings from Deadline2020, a 100-plus-page C40 study detailing how the organization’s 90 affiliated cities can, and are, taking rapid, impactful actions to keep the Earth from warming to the point of catastrophe.