Today, the C40 Cities Mayors Summit swings into high gear. C40 Chair, Mayor Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and President Bill Clinton will announce a new World Bank/C40 partnership live from Sao Paulo that will significantly impact how global cities can access financing and resourcing to address the effects of climate change.You can watch the proceedings LIVE here at 8am EST.Then ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, will join with the C40 in announcing a new global standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions that will boost cities ability to access funding and implement mitigation actions. In the afternoon, explore breakout sessions featuring Mayors and experts from around the world sharing information and best practices for energy efficiency in existing buildings, low emission transportation programs, renewable energy and more.
Buenos Aires, a C40 city, announced that a bus rapid transit (BRT) system -- the first in Argentina -- went into operation today. BRT systems are networks of dedicated fast-lanes and stations for high-capacity buses, which can provide a clean and affordable alternative to cars and taxis.
We are pleased to share that Itaú is a sponsor of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Itaú is recognized globally for its sustainability efforts. Zeca Rudge, Itaú Unibanco’s vice president for Institutional Relations, recently shared his thoughts with us about climate change and the Summit.