C40 in the News
Boston.com: Mayor Walsh to travel to China for climate change conference
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is headed overseas to talk about climate change. The two-day U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Beijing.
Mail & Guardian: A changing world means urban areas must be self-reliant
Some cities are on this path. Smart cities – once a snazzy phrase for a Jetsons-style future – are becoming a reality. With governments failing to take action on climate and environment issues, cities, through initiatives such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, are seeding the way.
TED.com: Why cities rule the world
Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Benjamin Barber spell out the possibilities.
El Universal: Mayors of Paris and Mexico City meet and discuss C40 (Spanish)
"We are proud to be involved in the C40 network of mayors."
Times of India: Kolkata New Town becomes first urban centre to be selected for Smart City scheme
Kolkata: New Town has become the first urban centre from West Bengal to be selected for the Centre's ambitious Smart City scheme... The authorities held consultation with IT experts, representatives of the C40 Cities Alliance and several other stakeholders to chalk up the upgraded plan.
Green Biz: More urban, less carbon
Last month 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement. In April, cities around the globe added almost 5 million people, and a report released by U.N.-Habitat shows this rise in urbanization continuing. The opportunity is enormous. Estimates from C40 on the potential impact of low carbon development over the next 15 years show that actions in global cities together can avoid eight times the emissions of the entire United States.
Citiscope: What are ‘green bonds’ and why are cities so excited about them?
A green bond is a type of debt instrument much like any other bond — except that the proceeds must be earmarked for projects that produce a positive environmental impact.
Blue & Green Tomorrow: Polluting Countries Will Cause Coastal Flooding
Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, said: “Seventy per cent of C40 cities are already experiencing the effects of climate change and it is coastal and delta cities that are the most at risk from the impact of a rapidly warming planet. “Mayors are already acting to protect citizens from climate related floods and storms and they are learning from those cities that have pioneered efforts to adapt, such as Rotterdam and Ho Chi Minh City. Now is the moment to invest and adapt our cities to protect the billion vulnerable people and trillions of dollars in assets.”
Washington Post: Global air pollution is worsening, and poor countries are being hit the hardest
Mark Watts: "The WHO data illustrates just how immediate the problem of air pollution is and that we need radical and rapid action to tackle the twin issues of air pollution, which is killing urban citizens, and climate change, which threatens people’s lives today and in the future."
Le Point: New EU limits on diesel - Anne Hidalgo resorts to the European courts (French)
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has launched two appeals to the European court to challenge the decision, by the European Commission to increase the authorized diesel emissions thresholds