Climate Action Adds 3 Weeks to Average Life Expectancy of Every Citizen of Paris and Could Prevent 45,000 Premature Deaths Globally Each Year
New research by C40 Cities revealed today the scale of the potential health benefits that could be achieved by cities and regions implementing climate action and policies to clean the air that citizens breathe. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Chair of C40 and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor of California and founder of R20 - Regions of Climate Action, presented the findings on the eve of the One Planet Summit to be held in Paris on December 12th.
C40 CITIES BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES AWARDS CELEBRATE 10 BEST CITIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION IN 2017
Ten cities were honored today at the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards ceremony, which recognizes the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities taking major climate action. The fifth-annual awards ceremony took place at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago.
Mayors of London and Bengaluru Launch Effort to Tackle Toxic Air Pollution in Cities Worldwide
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the Mayor of Bengaluru, Sampath Raj, today announced that London and Bengaluru will lead a global partnership of up to 20 other world cities on tackling air pollution in urban centres. The C40 Air Quality Network, will allow city leaders to share ideas, nurture innovation and drive ambition in the global effort to improve the quality of the air in cities worldwide.
Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities to Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future
15 of the world’s great cities launched an unprecedented global competition to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration. C40’s Reinventing Cities initiative has already identified 46 underutilized spaces to redevelop, including several empty plots and abandoned buildings, a former airport, historical mansions, underused car parks, and an abandoned incinerator and landfill.
C40 & UK Government Launches Project To Unlock Climate Action In Cities Around The World
An ambitious initiative to help some of the world’s fastest developing countries embrace clean growth as their economies take off was launched by the UK government today.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation announces C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group as a Platform Partner
Under a new agreement, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have joined forces to accelerate progress towards a circular and low carbon economy, recognising the crucial role that cities play in this transition.
25 Cities Commit to become Emissions Neutral by 2050 to Deliver on their Share of the Paris Agreement
The mayors of 25 pioneering cities, representing 150 million citizens, have pledged to develop and begin implementing more ambitious climate action plans before the end of 2020 to deliver emissions neutral and climate resilient cities by 2050. These plans will ensure the cities deliver on their share of emissions reductions required to realise the ambition of the Paris Agreement.
Research reveals how cities of any size can achieve their 2030 emission reduction targets
Cities now have a clearer understanding of the actions that could deliver the greatest emissions reductions by 2030, making it easier to deliver their share of the Paris Agreement goals. C40 and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment today released a report identifying the biggest opportunities for emissions reduction and what they will mean for different types of cities around the world.
Mexico City, C40 and L’Oréal call for women climate heroes to apply for the Women4Climate initiative
Applications are now open to join the C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Programme in Mexico City, supported by L’Oréal.
Mayors of 12 Pioneering Cities Commit to Create Green and Healthy Streets
Mayors pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that major areas of their city are zero emission by 2030