C40 in the News
Vancouver Sun: Effective government policies would ease shift to renewable energy
It is not technology but policy that will drive the shift toward renewable energy, an international conference on renewable cities was told Thursday in Vancouver...The conference was held in tandem with two other major gatherings: the C40 Cities, a climate leadership group looking at district energy initiatives, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Business Spectator: Buses, trains, car controls? Getting urban transport right
Latin American Mayors met last month in Buenos Aires to announce the C40 City Clean Bus Declaration of Intent and a Latin American Cities Declaration on the Compact of Mayors, committing to introduce clean buses and reduce transportation emissions. In order to maximise climate and health benefits from public transit, the latest emission control technologies for buses that meet Euro VI-equivalent standards need to be adopted.
Nature.org: Cities for Sustainability - Q&A with Pascal Mittermaier
"City mayors are incredibly connected. They proactively share and copy best practices and are part of some very effective global networks. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program are great examples of these networks, and TNC is working closely with them to ensure that the best science and policy is employed."
RTCC: Can Latin America blaze a trail towards a Paris climate deal?
In March mayors from 20 Latin American cities signed the C40 Clean Bus Declaration in Buenos Aires, which aims to improve air quality and reduce emissions by incorporating low- and zero-emission buses in their fleets. The pragmatic message of the C40 mayors was free from the north-versus-south finger pointing that often undermines UN climate talks. Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, stated that “Latin American cities are leading the way in driving urban action that reduces emissions…while increasing the health…and economic opportunities of urban citizens.”
Clean Technica: Climate Change Now Among Top US Strategic Priorities
Since the failure of “top-down” efforts to result in a global approach to the problem after Copenhagen, the world’s climate specialists have focused on the self-declared (“bottom-up”) efforts of individual nations on carbon reduction. They have set a deadline of this year to enable the December 2015 talks in Paris to achieve a useful consensus. They have also actively promoted participation from business, religious, and civic leaders, who have responded with coalitions like We Mean Business, the involvement of Pope Francis, and the C40 coalition of 75 world cities.
Environment Guru: Thinking Globally - Local Governments Leading the Way to a Global Climate Solution
ore than 20 cities, states and provinces have some sort of carbon pricing today, and they actively share ideas through groups like the C40 Cities Network and the Partnership for Market Readiness.
Huffington Post: Mayors Banding Together To Fight Climate Change
Commitments from national governments are the crucial foundation for keeping us below a 2-degree-temperature rise. Cities are where these national commitments will turn from words to action. Cities are economic hubs, driving development, growth and investment. But cities are also causing more than 70 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions....While national governments have struggled to work together to solve the global-climate crisis, mayors are cooperating through organizations like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to deliver concrete results.
This Day Live (Nigeria): How to Conserve Nature’s Gifts is Mankind’s Main Challenge, Says Fashola
Bello thanked all those who have supported the initiative over the last seven years including the international organizations and Governments like the representatives of the C40 Cities, the British High Commission, the Canadian Government, Nigerian Environment Study Group/Building Nigeria’s response to Climate Change (NEST/BNRCC) and the United Nations Development Programme.
Grist: John Kerry knows cities hold the key to fighting climate change
“A lot of mayors around the world are ahead of their national governments, and a lot of local citizens are well ahead of their elected leaders,” Kerry told the Washington Post. “I think we need to find a way to highlight that.” ...The Compact of Mayors, a collaboration between the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and others, is pushing more cities to inventory, then slim down, their carbon emissions in the lead-up to Paris.
Fifth Estate: David Craven begins joint role with C40 and City of Melbourne
The latest recruit at the City of Melbourne will support sustainable infrastructure projects, particularly the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment and Carlton Connect Initiative. David Craven has begun in a new city advisor role jointly funded by the City of Melbourne and the C40, a global network of cities committed to sustainable climate-related actions.