The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, today announced that Rio de Janeiro, a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), has become the first city to test hybrid buses as part of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program. The City of Rio will start to test buses this month with more cities following soon. The goal of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program is to develop a market for fuel efficient, low-carbon buses in Latin America, and was developed at the request of C40 Cities.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams attended last week’s C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In an op-ed running in AOL Energy today, Mayor Adams talks about his vision for sharing best practices among cities in order to fight climate change.
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the opening Plenary on Wednesday, you can watch C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and World Bank President Robert Zoellick’s opening remarks in full here.
Last night, C40 Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, joined by São Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, officially closed out the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit. The C40 Cities delegation joined he and Mayor Kassab on stage.
During the C40 Cities Mayors Summit this week the C40 Steering Committee drafted a Communiqué to highlight for participants of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development the increasingly important role cities play in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change.