C40 in the News
Beyond City Limits: Potential cost savings from conserving water sources
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association, provides evidence about how protecting water at its source improves water quality and where it is most cost effective.
The Economist: Urban infrastructure insights 2015
"A lot of our success comes from listening to inspirational narratives from exceptional city leaders talking about what they accomplished, what challenges they faced, and how they overcame them,” Mr Watts says. The more these leaders share their successes—and failures—the more quickly good solutions can be implemented around the world.
EMBARQ's City Fix: Six Mayors Who Bike
American Society of Landscape Architects: Cites and Transportation
Out of the C40’s list of the top things cities can do to reduce climate change, 14 relate to transportation and urban development.
Shaping tomorrow’s cities at World Future Energy Summit
“Mayors across the globe are forging ahead with programs and policies that not only make their cities greener, healthier places to live, but also drive economic benefits,” said Mark Watts, executive director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and moderator of the “Cities as Leaders on Climate Action” panel.
Why cities are the solution to climate change: A Q&A with Ani Dasgupta
Overwhelmingly, the most ambitious and innovative actions to reduce emissions and improve quality of life are happening at the city level. The Climate Action in Megacities 2.0 report from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group provides multiple examples of these actions.
NRDC Switchboard: Counting Up Cities' Energy Savings and Climate Commitments
C40 found that 228 city governments, representing 436 million people, have already set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If they meet these targets, they will cumulatively save 13 gigatons of CO2 by 2050--equivalent to what China and India together emit in a year.
Why 2015 Will Be a Good Year for Wildlife
Activists on the issue might want to look to cities rather than nations for a quicker way to save the world, because cities tend to downplay ideology and experiment with practical fixes...Cities have also become a lot quicker at copying one another’s success stories.
Facilities Management: Global standard launched to measure, report city greenhouse gas emissions
In recent weeks, the World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Infrastructure Intelligence (Video): Mark Watts - Devolved Power and City Mayors Key to Sustainable Future
“The solutions to big problems like climate change are going to be delivered in cities and often by city leaders as much as by national leaders so number pone priority for the UK government is to continue with that devolvement of power'"