C40 in the News
Reuters: Cities urged to invest in flood protection now for a safer, cheaper future
Extreme weather flags the need for cities to step up preparations for floods and storms, which generate 70 percent of natural disasters and are predicted to become more intense as the global climate heats up.
Spiegel: Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump
Michael Bloomberg, President of the C40 Board, discusses his efforts to combat climate change and his political opponent Donald Trump. Bloomberg says that cities are where the solution is, where creativity exists to address the challenges and where they have most impact.
La Vanguardia: Madrid ratifica su compromiso con el acuerdo de París
El Pleno del Ayuntamiento de Madrid ha expresado hoy el compromiso de la capital con el acuerdo del clima de París con el apoyo de Ahora Madrid, el PSOE y C's y la abstención del PP, que ante las críticas a Donald Trump ha pedido "respeto por los EEUU y su presidente".
The Story Exchange: Sydney Mayor Clover Moore on Heat, Trees and Women in Charge
In December 2016, after returning from the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico with a new sense of urgency, C40 Lord Mayor Clover Moore stepped up Sydney’s efforts to reduce emissions and help Australia meet its targets under the Paris Agreement. To help pay for the accelerated city efforts, she recently scrapped plans for her usually lavish, invite-only New Year’s Eve celebration.
Reuters: As threats grow, expanding cities push for stronger, safer societies
Urban resilience, no longer just a buzzword, is fast becoming part of the fabric of cities around the world in the face of growing threats, experts say. In Latin America - where over four-fifths of people live in urban areas – cities should look ahead and nail down long-term plans and projects that can open the door to financing, said Manuel Olivera, Latin America regional director for C40.
Next City: New Orleans Sets Ambitious Climate Action Goals
This month, New Orleans released its “Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans” plan, which pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. To achieve this goal, C40 Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his team outlined an ambitious set of strategies, including reducing trips in cars by 50 percent, using all low-carbon energy, and diverting waste away from landfills.
New Zealand Herald: The French Connection: Making Auckland green again
Following the climate-leadership demonstrated by Paris and mayor Anne Hidalgo, the C40 city of Auckland sets out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2040 and the amount of waste going to landfill to nothing.
Le Monde: Les villes inventent de nouvelles façons de jouer collectif
A l’heure où la moitié de l’humanité est citadine, jusqu’où métropoles et villes moyennes peuvent-elles agir pour répondre aux grands défis internationaux ? Crises migratoire, environnementale, démocratique… Quelles sont leurs marges de manœuvre pour peser sur la marche du monde ?
NPR: 'G19' Nations Affirm Climate Plan, Acknowledging U.S. Withdrawal
The G20 Summit ended in Hamburg with affirmation to pursue the Paris climate accord by leaders of the world's strongest economies, minus President Trump, creating a group some are now calling the 'G19.' The C40 network includes some of the world's largest cities, many of which have pledged to stand with the G19 to uphold the climate accord.
The Sydney Morning Herald: Should Sydney and Melbourne have their own foreign policies?
In discussing Melbourne and Sydney's converging economic interests, C40 is identified as an international network of cities which models how cities can connect in an increasingly globalised world.