C40 in the News
RTCC: How can cities influence a global climate deal in Paris?
Connaissance des Énergies: Cities have a key role to play in COP21
A network like C40 is important for cities to share green thinking and intelligent sustainable solutions to our common challenges regarding climate changes. But time isn’t on our side. City leaders have to act here and now on the challenges our citizens are facing. And we have the perfect opportunity to do this waiting just around the corner : COP21." - Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen
Energy Vortex: U.S. Cities Among Latest to Join Global Climate Action Pledge
"The city of Paris supports the Compact of Mayors launched by ICLEI, C40, & UCLG. With my friends Michael Bloomberg, Eduardo Paes and Park Won-Soon, we are on board to COP21 in Paris," said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France.
President William J. Clinton Congratulates C40 on Reaching 10-Year Milestone
“Ten years ago, when the C40 was created, my Foundation was honored to be asked to help large cities’ develop and implement their climate and energy efficiency plans. Since then, C40 cities have shown the world how to grow economies, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
City Fix: Greening bus fleets requires a range of strategies
The C40 Latin American Mayors Forum brought clean bus fleets to the focus of its agenda...producing the Clean Bus Declaration of Intent, which urges cities to opt for “low and ultimately zero emissions buses.” The Declaration sets overall clean bus targets in participating cities and a common foundation for prioritizing more sustainable methods of clean fleet financing.
Climate Action: Global cities network launches climate plan for COP21
The plan, a follow-up to the Seoul Declaration adopted a day before, calls for close cooperation between cities worldwide through three major global networks ― ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Government and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group ― to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Live from Seoul: Sustainable Cities World Congress
Mark Watts: Cities can succeed where national governments fail, he says. “We know from the work across all the different city networks that mayors have the power to do that.” -
Biodiesel can improve the quality of life of the population in big cities
Curitiba, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro are in the list of cities that have signed the Declaration of Intent to Clean Urban Bus in March this year. The document was signed by the mayors of 20 Latin American municipalities that make up the group of the largest cities in the world to implement sustainable actions and to combat global warming. (Translated from Portuguese)
Sustainable Cities Collective: 67 Examples of Cities Showcasing Energy Efficient Building Policies
Approximately 74% of 67 cities examined in a report published last week are implementing incentives for a greener built environment, 61% have enacted green building policies for municipal buildings and 49% are pursuing sustainable community policies.
Philanthropy Can Embolden Government to Effect Change, Bloomberg Says
Bloomberg's letter also highlights the foundation's support for advocacy efforts in the area of climate policy, including the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Beyond Coal campaign.