C40 in the News
C40 Cities Award finalists tackle energy, resilience, climate action
The 35 finalists for the fourth annual C40 Cities Awards proposed initiatives that range from urban mobility to inclusive growth to increased reliance on renewable energy.
Guardian: Barangaroo: Sydney's largest urban renewal project aims to recycle more water than it uses
Sydney is working to make Lendlease’s Barangaroo South development in Sydney (consisting of three main commercial towers, three 10-storey residential buildings, and several multi-use buildings) net positive water. The project is also committed to the C40 Cities-Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program.
El Universal: Solicita Mancera al G20 actuar contra el cambio climático [Spanish]
Mayor Mancera asks the G20 to act against climate change
Le Monde: Nous, maires de grandes villes, nous engageons à atteindre les objectifs de l’Accord de Paris au niveau local [French]
We, mayors of large cities, are committed to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement
The Guardian: Sadiq Khan and megacity mayors urge G20 climate change action
30 mayors from cities including London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, New York, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro call for rapid ratification of Paris climate deal
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.