C40 in the News
USA Today: Rio has found the right balance, an op-ed by Eduardo Paes
Excitement is mounting for the 2016 Rio Olympics as athletes, spectators and the people of Rio prepare for what are sure to be historic games. Indeed, Rio de Janeiro has always been a trailblazer, and we recognize the honor and responsibility of hosting the first Olympics and Paralympics Games ever to be held in South America. It will be a significant milestone in the history of this innovative and beautiful city.
Guardian: Why is Rio de Janeiro finding it so hard to clear up its waste?
This week, Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio who also chairs the C40 initiative of global mayors trying to improve the environment of their cities, accepted that Guanabara Bay is not in the pristine state envisaged in 2007. But he said the city is in a far better state than 10 years ago.
Eco- Business: Why cities are vital to the success of the Paris Agreemen
Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.
Evening Standard: Tube stations to be powered by zero carbon energy generators
The Mayor has also been elected as vice-chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Steering Committee, a body of mega-cities committed to improving the environment, tackling air pollution and fighting climate change.
Libération: Agir local pour panser global (French)
Il aurait été impossible d’avoir l’accord COP 21 sans celui qu’ont signé les maires des grandes villes
Cities Today: New report to help cities find money for infrastructure projects
Siemens, C40 Cities and Citi, reveal in a new report that cities need to invest US$57 trillion in infrastructure in order to accommodate both their existing needs and projected growth.
The Carbon Brief Interview: Mark Watts
Mark Watts is the executive director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Carbon Brief interviewed him at length about the work of C40 and the efforts of C40 member cities.
EcoBusiness: New report helps cities find the money they need for climate change projects
Siemens, Citi and C40 have launched a new report that highlights innovative ways in which cities can seek financing for climate-friendly infrastructure projects.
La Nacion: Buenos Aires to buy 400 electric buses for Metrobus lines (Spanish)
Comprarán 400 colectivos eléctricos para las líneas del Metrobús Lo hará el Gobierno a través de una licitación pública; deberán funcionar a batería y ser de piso bajo
La Repubblica - Europe also needs to listen to us, mayors of global cities (Italian)
Interview with Mayor Hidalgo of Paris referencing C40 Cities.