C40 in the News
GNV Magazine: City of Johannesburg to launch a green vehicle fleet programme
Opening the C40 Cities Mayors Summit, Mayor Tau said Johannesburg was promoting the use of public and non-motorised transport and renewable energy to reduce the effects of climate change.
Modern Ghana: New Bond Issue Set To Help Africa Go ‘Green’...A Way Of Bankrolling A Clean Energy Revolution
A bond is a type of loan or an IOU which companies, governments or banks use to finance projects. The issuer is obliged to pay back the debt within a time agreed and with a certain interest. What warrants the “green” label is that the proceeds are allocated to climate and environment-friendly projects. 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.
Dawn: Can Karachi and Lahore do what Pakistan cannot?
Whereas major nations continue to debate about climate change, some of the world’s most responsible cities are actually taking far effective practical measures to tackle this issue. In this regard, C40 Cities Climate Leadership is a group of world’s leading cities working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; it is estimated that by 2030, these emissions can be reduced by more than 1 billion tonnes/year.
Cities Today: Outdoor advertising impacts cities positively, according to new report
The report includes a foreword from Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro and Chairman of C40, the climate leadership group with whom Clear Channel Outdoor are partnering. Mayor Paes wrote: “We are making ambitious and important pledges to our citizens: to ensure our cities grow sustainably, enabling citizens to live and work happily. Mayors and politicians need to work with business and with civil society organisations to fulfil these promises. This report clearly demonstrates how out of home advertising can make an important and valuable contribution.”
Sustainable Cities Collective: How Cities and Regions May Save One Fifth of Nation's Carbon Emissions
Actions by cities and regions could save the lion's share of global greenhouse gas emissions not accounted for at the national level by 2020, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)... C40 includes 36 cities with targets who recently reported their community emissions to the CDP, with base (or reference) years ranging from 2005 to 2013. The majority of targets were for 2020, 2025 or 2030.
Business Wire: Global Energy and Urban Sustainability Leaders to Convene at IDEA2015 Conference to Explore Utility Transformation Opportunities
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative calls for accelerated global deployment of district energy in cities to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen local economies. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership, USDN Network and US EPA Clean Power Plan all recognize district energy/CHP as strategic energy infrastructure.
Catholic Sentinel: Portland mayor to meet pope on climate change
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is among more than a dozen leaders of world cities who have been invited to the Vatican to talk about climate change with Pope Francis...Hanes says Portland made the list because it is a member of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, cities intent on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate risk.
Huffington Post: The Devolution Revolution
Benjamin Barber: "The new model is already on the table. In London next October, a new democratic governing body representing cities will convene. This inaugural Global Parliament of Mayors will root its legitimacy in the right of cities to offer a sustainable and just future to their citizens regardless of what states do or don't do. And this will not be the beginning of a cities revolution; it will be its very culmination."
Framtida.No: Ordførarane can take charge in climate battle
City network C40 can be crucial to save the climate. It gathers the biggest cities in the world to work toward emission cuts. Daily met Mark Watts, head of climate network C40, on a visit to Oslo.
Basta: Corinne Lepage - Sans écologie populaire, nous n’aurons pas d’écologie du tout
[Translated from the French] I have a small hope for Paris because the situation worsens considerably. No one can doubt, even if there still has climate skeptics. The key is not there, necessarily,but in the mobilization of local authorities, including the movements of the R30 and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.