C40 in the News
The Guardian: 'Paris has changed permanently' – a day on duty with mayor Anne Hidalgo
The mayor is also behind the “Reinvent Paris” scheme, an international competition to find environmentally friendly urban designs to transform neglected and run down city-owned sites. If elected president of the C40 global cities group – she recently announced her candidature – she hopes to take the idea worldwide.
La Tribune: Global Urbanization and City Networks (French)
C40, created in 2005, is a leading network of cities, bringing together 83 cities that represent 600 million people and 25% of the global economy. It is particularly deeply committed to the fight against global warming.
Citiscope: Key climate panel to decide on major cities focus
“What we’ve seen in the last decade is a fundamental shift around city governments on the question of international attempts to deal with climate change, to being very much at the top table in Paris,” said Mark Watts, executive director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which is supporting a push for the IPCC to sanction a special report on cities. “Cities now know their role,” he said. “But this is still critical for national governments. Possibly the biggest barrier to action, to cities being more ambitious on climate change, is national governments enabling them to be more active and releasing some of the funding required.”
Travel and Tour World: C40 publishes 100 practical examples for cities to deal with climate change
As cities around the world search for ways to implement their country’s climate targets under the recently-inked Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, C40 has published a series of Good Practice Guides offering roadmaps for mayors and urban policymakers to draw on real-life examples to do just that. The guides, published in March, highlight 100 practical examples of climate solutions that its member cities have successfully adopted.
Revista Fator Brazil: Museum of Tomorrow hosts Sustainable Cities Finance Forum of C40 (Portuguese)
The event is part of the Sustainable Cities Financing Initiative, a partnership between the C40, the Citi Foundation and the WRI, designed to help accelerate and expand investment in sustainable urban solutions in cities around the world. Aligned with the agenda of the Citi Foundation to promote urban economic progress, the practical knowledge of the WRI and the high level of connection to cities in the C40 leaders, collaboration is developing new ways to bring together the public and private sectors for capacity building, dialogue and common action.
Citiscope: Global mayors pledge collective action on inequality, sustainability
Cities, it asserts, “have a crucial role to play in making inclusive growth happen.”
Skift Podcast: Creating a Better City With Bike Shares and Smart Payments
Hear from Seth Schultz, Director of Research, Measurement & Planning at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Triple Bottom Line Quarterly (Novo Nordisk): Healthy cities need a low carbon diet
"Mayors have told us that one of their biggest challenges is convincing their citizens of the value of climate friendly policies. If we are able to show evidence that action on climate change will also contribute to curbing the diabetes epidemic, we can help solve two of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century. Mayors will certainly welcome that news." Mark Watts, C40 Executive Director
PR Newswire: Global Mayors Join Forces to Address Inequalities and Foster Inclusive Growth in Cities Worldwide
The Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign is strengthened by the support of major national and international institutions, including Cities Alliance, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the US National League of Cities, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and United Way Worldwide.
Eco-Business: Bonn-Chengdu - Three lessons from green city partnerships
Chinese cities have reached out to the international community to accelerate low carbon development. Many cities have either signed bilateral cooperation agreements with international counterparts or joined initiatives such as C40 Cities climate Leadership Group...In particular, a number of city-to-city initiatives have been announced recently between Chinese, European and American cities, including Shenzhen-Los Angeles and Beijing-Los Angeles.