C40 in the News
Forbes: New Coalition Of 7100 Cities Launched To Tackle More Effectively Climate Change
Six months after the Paris Climate Agreement, two of the leading coalitions against climate change and for sustainable energies decided to join forces, launching the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Citiscope: Merger creates world’s largest network of cities fighting climate change
Six months after the Paris conference came to a rousing finish outside the French capital, those two initiatives have now merged into a new entity — the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.
South China Morning Post: Chinese cities urged to act faster, go farther than nation states in acting on Paris climate change deal
The world’s metropolises should act faster and go farther than nation states in acting upon the historic Paris climate change agreement – and more Chinese cities should join the global network of megacities committed to emission cuts, Paris’ deputy mayor said on Thursday. He was speaking on the sidelines of a low carbon city forum in Shenzhen.
Sina: C40 climate change conference held in Shenzhen (Mandarin)
Report on C40's workshop hosted by the city of Shenzhen ahead of the Shenzhen Low Carbon Forum.
South China Morning Post: From China to London, Tokyo and Paris, cities are becoming greener by learning from each other
City leaders around the world are joining groups such as the Compact of Mayors, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities, to reduce emissions. Just this month, at the China-US Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing, the Compact of Mayors and the alliance signed a memorandum of understanding seeking greater cooperation between Chinese cities and others.
Aftenpost: EAT conference: Princesses, glamor and tough action (Norwegian)
Launch of the C40 Food Systems network.
Think Progress: The Second-Largest City In The U.S. Is On The Verge Of Being 100 Percent Renewable
The City Council is going to consider a motion this month that would direct the municipal utility to determine how to move the city to 100 percent renewable energy. According to the most recent progress report from C40, an international coalition, 228 world cities — representing 436 million people — have set targets that would reduce emissions by 13 gigatons of CO2 by 2050. Partly, this opportunity for reductions is tied to the sheer size of cities. Cities hold more than half of the world’s population, so changes can have outsized impacts.
The Guardian: Melbourne renewable energy project provides global blueprint
The Melbourne renewable energy project, conceived and managed by the city council, has been two years in the making. Thirteen major institutions operating in the city have formed a consortium that will sign an agreement to purchase a large chunk of their electricity from a new large-scale renewable energy project.
EcoBusiness: Cities take the lead by setting emission reduction targets
More than 200 cities with a combined population of 439 million have set greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for themselves so far, contributing to their countries’ overall climate action pledges included in the Paris Agreement. Cities have come together under many initiatives such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Compact of Mayors, launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit.
Boston Globe: Mayor Marty Walsh arrives in China for climate change summit
Mayor Martin J. Walsh arrived Monday in this teeming capital of more than 20 million to speak at a two-day climate summit that has drawn mayors and other urban leaders from more than 60 cities in the United States and China.