C40 in the News
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."
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.
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.
Citiscope: U.N. strengthens opportunity for cities to offer climate pledges
“Successful action on greenhouse gas emissions requires nations to agree a new climate treaty at COP 21 in Paris, but it is equally clear that major action by cities and other non-state actors will be required to put the world on a path to climate safety,” Mark Watts, the executive director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a key network of cities mobilizing around climate issues, said following the new site’s launch.
Times of India: Mahindra business city to be carbon-positive
Mahindra World City Jaipur (MWCJ), spread across 3,000 acres on the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, has become the first project in Asia -and sixth in the world -to commit to a carbon-positive road map as part of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a global network of large cities taking action to address climate change.
Geographical: Humanity's ‘enormous opportunity’
Lord Nicholas Stern is not one to mince his words. The author of the 2006 report The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review believes we are at a ‘tipping point’ regarding action on climate change, and we find ourselves presented with what he calls an ‘enormous opportunity’ – which we can either ‘take, or lose’...He also mentioned the dramatic changes which took place in New York during Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor, as well as the C40 network of major cities taking action on climate change. ‘So you’re seeing that kind of movement, but not fast enough.
Huffington Post: How Cities Are Key to Curbing Climate Change
Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea - The Seoul Action Plan was announced, which aims to: strengthen existing city networks such as ICLEI, C40 and the United Cities and Local Governments; set up target goals to curb urban emissions by implementing and motivating greater city participation in the Compact of Mayors; and embody further city commitments, including climate action plans and wider support for capacity development.
Cities Today: All eyes on Paris
This year, the iconic French capital has the opportunity not only to host the world's national leaders, but also to make history in the way it engages with fellow megacities in creating solutions to climate issues.
United Nations University: Ethical Cities Are the Future
The second dimension relates to how various complex issues are understood by urban communities with reference to what makes a sustainable, healthy, resilient, safe, liveable, economically vibrant and inclusive city. Again, we have examples of cities coming together to work on these issues through major international collaborations such as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), through the C40 initiative and the 100 Resilient Cities campaign funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.