C40 in the News
Secret weapon in fight against climate change: mayors
“The major cities of the world have been working together for the last decade already, and most of them have a serious emissions inventory – sort of an understanding where their emissions come from, a target for a reduction, and a plan for achieving it,” says Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a coalition of 75 of the world’s megacities with populations over 3 million, whose officials meet to discuss the best strategies to cut carbon emissions.
Portland Mercury: Mayor Charlie Hales' Take On His Meeting With Pope Francis
Pope Francis last month issued an encyclical on climate change, and invited Hales and about 60 other mayors from around the globe to meet with him at the Vatican to discuss the climate and human trafficking. Hales was included in the invitation thanks to his involvement in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Shanghai Daily: International forum in China to tackle climate change
An international forum on climate change will be held in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in November, it was announced Wednesday. The [invitation-only] forum, organized by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) will bring together representatives from more than 40 [cities] to advise on [low carbon, sustainable district scale developments].
Mashable: Pope Francis convenes world's mayors to discuss global warming
Twenty-three members of the C40 Initiative, a group of 75 mayors who are committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions while improving their communities' ability to withstand climate extremes, such as heat waves and sea level rise, are expected to attend.
Smart Cities Council: 5 cities, 5 smart ideas
The low-lying port city in the Netherlands, like other coastal cities around the world, is actively pursuing a more climate-resilient future. One example is Rotterdam's Benthemplein Water Square – the first of its kind in the world, according to C40 Cities.
Vatican Radio: Vatican to Host Meetings on Climate Change and Human Trafficking
A delegation of local and city representatives – including C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes and more than twenty C40 mayors from around the world – will meet with Pope Francis to reach a common understanding around challenges and best practices needed to fight climate change in local communities.
CitiesToday: C40 Cities Awards applications now open
C40 has joined with new partners, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and vehicle manufacturer BYD, to announce the opening of submissions for this year’s edition of the C40 Cities Awards.
Consultancy.uk: Cities and local authorities can champion climate change
In a recent research report, titled ‘Powering Climate Action’, consulting firm Arup joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group as well as the City Leadership Initiative at University College London (UCL) to discover the power level cities have in bringing climate actions into effect. The research shows that Cities are powerful local authorities and can fulfill the role of global change makers when it comes to climate initiatives.
Daily Independent: Developing Smart Cities In Africa
Our global cities are becoming smarter with the support of groups like C40 Cities, World Bank and IBM. From developing apps that track waste in Maputo, Mozambique to the Rio Operations Centre, which coordinates more than 30 municipal agencies to act as one entity our cities are getting smarter.
Grist: Climate action by cities could help us avoid the worst of climate change
Groups like the C40, along with other organizations like Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the Compact of Mayors, have been drumming up successful local climate action case studies for years.