C40 in the News
The Guardian: Carbon emission cuts at a local level could avoid dangerous global warming
Cities are already gearing up to take action, with more than 75 of the world’s biggest cities forming the C40 group, under former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, and pledging to reduce emissions substantially in the next three decades.
Sustainable Cities Collective: Banks Should Lend World’s Top 500 Cities At Least $1bn to Tackle Climate Change
It is urgently necessary for multilateral development banks, donors and others to develop an integrated package of at least US$1 billion for technical assistance, capacity building and finance to support commitments by the world’s largest 500 cities. If this were done, then, in total, low-carbon urban actions available today could generate a stream of savings up to 2050 with a value in current terms of US$16.6 trillion, and could reduce annual GHG emissions by 3.7 Gt CO2e in 2030.
Yahoo! Finance: At IDEA2015, Industry Leaders Explore Latest Trends in District Energy to Enable Greater Adoption of Cleaner Energy Solutions
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership, USDN Network and US EPA Clean Power Plan all recognize district energy/CHP as strategic energy infrastructure.
The Guardian: The European cities moving faster on clean energy than their governments
Mark Watts, executive director of C40 cities climate leadership group, says Copenhagen’s approach to urban wind energy is being watched closely by other major cities. “Copenhagen has been very clever in the way it’s made a significant investment in wind over the last decade,” he says. “Like everywhere else in the world there’s been opposition to it from an aesthetic point of view, but they’ve overcome it by giving local people in the sightlines [of the turbines] shares in the company.”
Lifegate: Darting to London on a 100% electric double-decker
The announcement was made at the summit C40 cities climate leadership group, held in the City Hall London. The network C40 includes 75 cities around the world join forces to combat climate change. This year during the tenth summit, 24 cities have committed to put in circulation 40 thousand low-emission buses. In addition to the entry into service of new double-decker electric, the mayor's office has announced the testing of induction charging stations, which will enable the wireless charging of the bus parked at the recharge areas.
Clean Technica: First Metro, State, Regional Emission Targets From Subnational Compact
The [subnational] compact is now set up to track any and all greenhouse gas reduction targets and inventory data on the subnational level. It can quantify and aggregate the efforts of such important groups as the C40 Climate Leadership Group, with over 70 of the earth’s most populous and productive cities. It interacts with the Under 2 MOU and the Compact of Mayors as well. The subnational compact also enables city, state, and regional governments around the world to learn from each other, advance shared priorities, and contribute substantially to progress on the issue.
Yahoo! Finance: London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric
One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. The company selected to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers is global electric vehicle leader, BYD Company Ltd. The announcement took place at this week's C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking the news was the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Oregon Herald: Cities, Regions Call For 'Robust' World Climate Pact
"You've done miracles in your own jurisdictions and coming together here as a group," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told delegates. "You're doing nothing less than creating a new reality for the world, making possible that we're moving toward a low carbon society." ... According to the C40 grouping of several dozen cities, about 80 percent of emissions cuts planned by its members have not been included in national plans.
NovEthic: COP 21 - The Territories want to influence the climate negotiations (French)
By themselves, the main initiatives of cities and regions (C40, Covenant of Mayors, Carbon climate registry network States and regions alliance) could reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to 1.8 Gt carbon dioxide equivalent.
Just Auto: BYD confirms London electric double decker trial
BYD Europe said it agreed at the summit to the objectives of the Clean Bus Declaration which includes a commitment to encourage the widespread use of ultra low and zero emission buses by global cities. The bus maker said both the declaration and summit are initiatives of The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, which connects 75 of the "world’s greatest cities", representing 550+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.