C40 in the News
Huffington Post - Parisians and Seoulites Walk Together On September 25 “Car-free Day”
By Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon: What would the city streets look like without cars? On September 25th, two great cities on opposite sides of the globe - Seoul and Paris - will find out by handing over the streets to pedestrians. In both cities, the entire day will be designated “car-free,” banning cars from the iconic Sejong-daero in Seoul and Champs Elysées in Paris.
Sky News: Air pollution kills 16,000 Britons a year, says WHO
Mark Watts of the C40 group of world cities, a network set up to address climate change, said "radical and rapid action" was needed - but that some cities were already taking important steps. "C40 mayors around the world are taking actions like banning the most polluting vehicles from entering city centres and putting cleaner buses on the streets in order to cut emissions and protect the health of urban citizens," said Mr Watts.
Hindustan times: In the time of climate change, a few smart lessons for Delhi
Last week, the C40, a global network of 86 cities, including six from India, released the list of 35 urban programmes to compete in its annual award on fighting climate change to be held in December.
Cities today: Time to take city diplomacy seriously
Beyond what several have tagged as pure ‘pomp and circumstance’ of global summits for mayors lies a vast landscape of city diplomacy connecting cities across themes, boundaries and innovations.
France 24: Paris tackles air pollution with second car-free day
Paris banned cars from large swaths of the French capital on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s wider efforts to fight air pollution.
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.
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
El Universal: Solicita Mancera al G20 actuar contra el cambio climático [Spanish]
Mayor Mancera asks the G20 to act against climate change
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