C40 in the News
Bamoi: Business in Brief
“Reducing carbon emissions and becoming more climate resilient is a key priority and major challenge for the world’s megacities and their business communities,” said James Alexander, Head of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s biggest cities working to become more sustainable.
Environment Guru: Global cities set the pace
City officials want to know what has worked in other cities, and how exactly it was achieved, so they can learn from collective experience. C40 connects and supports these city officials. The latest example of this collective endeavour is Urban Efficiency: a Global Survey of Building Energy Efficiency Policies in Cities. Anyone who reads it will be left in no doubt that cities are leading the way.
How cities creating sustainable future for all: mayor of Rio de Janeiro
At the December climate talks in Paris, the global community must pave the way for a zero carbon future. Mayors are doing their part, leading the way by confronting the world as it is, taking pragmatic action on climate change -- but also endeavoring to cut through the politics in the international arena by delivering and demonstrating solutions, data and models for action that can be replicated.
The Arctic Institute: Harnessing the Power of Information Sharing Systems
Staff at C40 help to facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges of knowledge, support, and novel ideas in developing policies, programs, or projects connected to the groups theme.
Cities Today: C40 announces the appointment of new City Advisers in eight global cities
“C40 received an overwhelmingly positive response to the inaugural call for applications, a clear sign of both the ambitious climate goals of our member cities and the value of a C40 resource on the ground,” Jared Pruzan, Manager of C40′s City Adviser Programme, told Cities Today.
The Fifth Estate: Citibank’s billions in climate action “not charity”
Citi Group has announced a $100 billion commitment to financing and supporting projects around the world that will reduce the impacts of climate change and create sustainable solutions including renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport projects...Some of these actions will be delivered as part of the Citi for Cities program, which has been developed in partnership with the C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network."
UN special envoy Bloomberg praises PM Modi's green steps
"One of the best forums for sharing urban strategies is the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group...Delhi and Mumbai are both members, and we're optimistic that more Indian cities will be joining us."
The City Fix (Embarq): Addis Ababa on the frontier of sustainable transport for African cities
Addis Ababa also has plans in progress for a future bus rapid transit (BRT) system, and this week welcomed a new City Advisor for low-carbon development through its role in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Rockefeller Foundation: Building Climate Change Resilience in Cities - The Private Sector's Role
By building systems that address a number of interconnected issues linked to disruption and climate change, cities can not only survive disasters, but also fortify their social and economic foundations for the future.
Climate Change Policy and Practice: Global Climate Governance in 2014 in Retrospect
A number of global meetings and initiatives also sought to keep climate change on the agenda at multiple decision-making levels and across different economic sectors. These included the first World Summit of Regions for Climate, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit...the inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)...among others.