C40 in the News
Reuters: Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas
Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.
JDD: "Our Olympic Games will be green", by Mayors of Paris and Los Angeles
Anne Hidalgo and Eric Garcetti, whose cities respectively host the 2024 and 2028 Games, commit to learn from London, Rio and Tokyo to make their Olympics sustainable.
Le Figaro: Paris et Los Angeles appellent à des JO plus «durables»
Anne Hidalgo et Eric Garcetti, maires de Paris et Los Angeles, villes hôtes des jeux Olympiques de 2024 et 2028, appellent dimanche les entreprises à saisir l'occasion des JO pour mettre en place des modèles «plus durables».
GreenBiz: Nature speaks, cities listen
Members of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, are listening closely to Mother Nature, ignoring climate-change deniers and naysayers, especially those in high office. They vocalized shared goals and concerns at a series of C40 Talks in mid-September.
Reuters: Climate change doesn’t care about our plans - that’s why cities need to plan for climate change
C40 Cities Executive Director Mark Watts writes that mayors need to look at the worst case scenario and consider how their city would cope if the situation were twice or three times worse.
CityMetric: Welcome to the future: What does the post-combustion engine era mean for our cities?
C40 Cities Executive Director Mark Watts discusses the impacts of the post-combustion engine era on cities, air pollution and quality of life.
Hindustan Times: Britain, India must strengthen ties by stepping up mutual co-operation, writes Sadiq Khan
C40 Mayor Sadiq Khan of London says, "Not only is London still open and welcoming to people from India to come to work, study and visit, but there are many new and exciting opportunities to strengthen the bonds between my city and the great cities of India."
Rolling Stone: Les villes américaines s’élèvent contre Trump
Alors que le président américain Donald Trump a annoncé il y a désormais trois mois qu’il comptait retirer les Etats-Unis de l’accord de Paris sur le climat, de nombreuses grandes villes réagissent et prennent le taureau par les cornes. Se réunissant à l’occasion du C40, le forum des grandes villes mondiales, les maires et représentants de près de 375 villes américaines ont annoncé qu’ils allaient mettre en place ce qui est prévu par l’accord de Paris.
WIRED: Cities turn to other cities for help fighting climate change
On Monday at “C40 Talks,” part of a series of Climate Week events in New York, C40’s steering group cities announced a step toward an answer, with plans for the leadership team—New York, Paris, Mexico City, Durban, and others—to prepare and share detailed climate roadmaps as a way to spin up everyone else.
Chicago Sun Times: Chicago to host global summit on climate change
On Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, C40 City Chicago will host a “Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy North American Climate Summit” that brings together leaders of, what Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls the “NAFTA cities” in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.