C40 in the News
Local-governments day announced for Paris climate summit
With less than six months to go before a potentially historic United Nations conference on climate change takes place in Paris, major world figures are making their positions known on a variety of issues. Increasingly, one key subject is revolving around the role of cities...
La Gazette: Cities Climate Conference (French)
"This is not to say that 'I do if you do' but to go together in the same direction. All cities need to feel in charge of part of the problem and make it more efficient buildings, transport, waste management. "
IDEA2015 conference puts focus on industry changes
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is running its IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation conference focusing on urban sustainability, utility of the future and global industry growth and local leadership through Wednesday at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. Scheduled speakers for the 106th annual conference include C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Head of Energy Initiative Shannon Lawrence and Energy and Open Space Chief of Environment Austin Blackmon.
Capital: New bond issue set to help Africa go ‘green’
the city auctioned its first ever “green bond” on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) last June. The bond, which is worth $143 million and is expected to mature in 2024, was 150% oversubscribed... By issuing this type of bond, Johannesburg became not only a pioneer in Africa, but also within the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of megacities sharing best practices and feasible solutions to changing weather patterns.
The Nation (Sri Lanka): Wipe out negative publicity with sustainable development
She emphasized that Sri Lanka needs to become a C40 city, like Cambridge. C40 cities encourage urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
Waterbriefing: Arup and C40 to tackle climate change through $1 million pledge
According to Paula Kirk, Cities and Climate Change Consulting Leader, Arup, the research produced by Arup-C40 is particularly important because it quantifies what action is being taken and identifies what works. By helping city authorities to understand how other cities have successfully tackled shared challenges, cities worldwide can build a roadmap to take suitable actions against climate change that make a meaningful difference.
Xinhua: Global pro bono campaign launched in Cannes to honor city climate solutions
A new global campaign "Cities Are Key" was launched in Cannes, France on Monday to amplify the leadership role of cities in the lead-up to 2015 Paris Climate Conference in December. It was launched by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in partnership with International Advertising Association.
Global Cities Blog: Is More Enough?
Cities have an important role to play as actors on this global stage. As demonstrated by initiatives such as C40 in which [more than 75] cities address their collective responsibility to combat climate change by sharing best practice in procurement, emissions reduction, transport and urban planning.
KXAN: City of Austin receives Climate Protection Award
Mayor Steve Adler was on hand at the 83rd Annual United States Conference of Mayors to accept a Climate Protection Award in the “Large City” category on behalf of the city of Austin...Mayor Adler has made a commitment to participate in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and has also signed on to the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda to focus efforts on greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Mayor Garcetti Announces 27 Cities Have Joined Mayors National Climate Action Agenda
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, his Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg, and city networks including ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) are working together to highlight and engage cities in the lead up to COP21. - See more at: