C40 in the News
Japan Times: Large cities key to achieving climate goals
The world’s big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint by nearly half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis unveiled on Dec. 1. Without aggressive measures by cities, the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curtail global warming “cannot be realistically delivered,” according to Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a global network of large cities.
VOX: Cities are central to any serious plan to tackle climate change
They can deliver almost half the carbon reductions needed to hit our climate targets.
Le Monde: Réchauffement climatique : 86 grandes villes veulent bousculer les Etats En savoir plus sur
Les plus grandes métropoles de la planète, réunies à Mexico sous la présidence de la maire de Paris, veulent limiter la hausse des températures à 1,5 °C. En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/pollution/article/2016/12/02/les-grandes-villes-veulent-bousculer-les-etats-dans-la-lutte-contre-le-rechauffement-climatique_5042395_1652666.html#tgWuF6KMUShLKQsX.99
Xinhua: World's major cities to invest 375 bln USD to combat climate change
The world's major cities will invest some 375 billion U.S. dollars in the next four years to combat climate change, prominent mayors said Thursday. At the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit being held here, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Rio Mayor Roberto Paes said that given the huge sum, international organizations and the private sector need to work together.
Le Parisien: Réseau C40 : Hidalgo à Mexico pour mobiliser contre le réchauffement climatique
Anne Hidalgo vient de prendre officiellement, à Mexico, les rênes du C40, ce réseau regroupant 86 des plus grandes métropoles du monde, 650 millions de citoyens et qui pèse 25% du PIB mondial.
Times of India: Kolkata receives best cities award for tackling climate change
Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management.
Next City: 11 Cities Win Climate Change Awards
When faced with growing flooding concerns throughout its neighborhoods, Copenhagen implemented a sweeping network of drains to channel stormwater into underground basins and canals. That project, dubbed the Copenhagen Cloudburst Management plan, was one reason the city won an award this week at a C40 climate conference in Mexico City. C40 is a global network of cities working on climate change. All winners were recognized in a ceremony Thursday for projects centered around sustainable design, resiliency and social equity.
City Lab: The Winners of the C40 Cities Awards for Climate Change
The top cities mass-produce compost, use landfill gas to heat a stadium, and “deconstruct” rather than demolish homes.
Sydney Morning Herald: Cities focus resistance against US President-elect Donald Trump
Though Donald Trump has barely left the gilded confines of Trump Tower in Manhattan since he won the US election on November 8, already the city around him is marshalling its defences. New York mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive Democrat, is one of many city leaders across America already voicing defiance at a range of the President-elect's professed positions.
OECD Observer: Mayors must join forces to tackle climate change and rising inequalities simultaneously
The Paris meeting is no isolated event but part of a wave in which cities are well and truly taking a lead. In fact, just a fortnight after Paris, 50 mayors and 27 deputy mayors from the world’s largest cities met in Mexico City for the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit: Cities Leading Climate Action, with the aim of advancing efforts towards a low-carbon, resilient urban future. The trouble is that while many cities have put climate change and rising inequalities at the top of their policy agendas, policy makers still need more tools to help them. This is why the OECD and C40, a network of cities that addresses climate change, are now joining forces to identify knowledge gaps, advance research, and ultimately promote best practices and policy solutions for achieving more inclusive, sustainable cities.