On April 10, mayors, senior city officials, finance industry leaders, and NGO partners will gather at the third-annual Financing Sustainable Cities Forum to discuss new solutions for accelerating investment in more resilient, prosperous, and sustainable cities. Hosted by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the Citi Foundation, this one-day event in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district will explore why, in today’s world, green investment is smart investment.
The new Paris Climate Plan outlines a common future for a carbon-neutral city by 2050, which is adapted to extreme climate events and resilient in response to crises and shocks. It conveys a positive message for a sustainable and equitable city for everyone.
A new C40 toolkit is now available to help cities improve the quality of community wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission accounting and reporting. It aims to guide practitioners through the process of assessing whether their emission inventories have followed the requirements and principles of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), a best practice standard used by cities across the globe to measure and report GHG emissions in a comprehensive and consistent manner.
SxSW Interactive is the world's premiere technology and innovation conference, and this year, for the first time, cities were put at centre stage thanks to The Cities Summit. This event created a unique opportunity for civic leaders and creative urbanists of all disciplines to come together to learn, strategize and build coalitions with the goal of imagining and creating the cities of tomorrow. C40’s panel 'Innovative Cities Against Climate Change' formed a key part of this conversation.
The mission of C40 is to spot world-leading best practice in climate action by individual cities and use it to inspire others. Many of these best practices begin as ideas in a city’s climate action plan, and Oslo's Climate and Energy Strategy is one of most impressive examples in the world, says C40 Executive Director Mark Watts.