C40 in the News
IIED: helping local governments reduce the risk from the next disaster
A session about the new platform featured presentations both from local governments in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and from a wide range of expert groups, such as design, engineering, and construction firm AECOM and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Innovative Empire State Building Program Cuts $7.5M in Energy Costs Over Past Three Years
“The Empire State Building retrofit project is a leading example of the power of C40’s network approach; its continued performance has provided hard evidence for megacities the world over taking steps to improve building energy efficiency in the private sector. This is truly an example to follow for other ambitious megacities,” said Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
The City Fix: Four inspirations for sustainable transport from Rio
Rio and Mayor Eduardo Paes, also chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Alliance, are building sustainable urban solutions that can inspire.
Informed Infrastructure: C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment
Already the Taxonomy is being used to support the inclusion of adaptation goals in the Compact of Mayors the world’s largest cooperative effort by mayors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress and prepare for the impacts of climate change. It offers a mechanism to structure the collection of data from cities about their planning and action to improve city resilience to and reduce vulnerability to climate change.
Julia Lipton begins as Sydney’s C40 adviser
Ms Lipton will work with the City of Sydney to drive emissions savings in industry sectors, as well as create a model for other cities to use.
C40 grows to 75 member cities
Amman, Durban, Jaipur, Quito, and Salvador...represent an estimated 21 million people and have each demonstrated strong leadership in climate action in their regions.
The Economic Times: Jaipur joins global league to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
"The C40 network keeps growing because more and more cities are finding opportunities to confront climate change in ways that improve people's lives today," said UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board Michael R Bloomberg.
Washington Post: D.C. sustainability chief joins international climate change group
Brendan Shane, the chief of the Office of Policy and Sustainability at the D.C. Department of the Environment, has left the agency to serve as North American regional director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, an international organization focused on climate change in metropolitan areas with populations of more than 10 million.
Zululand Observer: Everything you need to know about Earth Hour
Johannesburg also contributed by hosting the prestigious C40 Climate Leadership Summit of megacities in 2014 where city mayor Parks Tau noted that the City is investing R110-billion in climate change initiatives over a 10-year period, starting in 2012.
Reuters: From parks to jobs, disaster prevention gets a makeover
Katie Vines, head of adaptation research for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, says a big innovation in boosting resilience to disasters and climate change is to combine those efforts with other improvements for local communities.