C40 in the News
Curbed: The impact a year after the U.S. left the Paris agreement
After Trump announced the United States would be leaving the Paris climate accord, other politicians filled the vacuum. Hundreds of city leaders pledged to live up to the Paris agreement and signed on as members of the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network of mayors working to demonstrate leadership on climate change.
Reuters: South Africa aims for 'zero carbon' buildings in green push
Working in conjunction with the C40 Cities initiative – a group of major world cities trying to cut climate-changing emissions - Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini (formerly Durban) and Tshwane (formerly Pretoria) will require new buildings to become much more energy efficient, to cut electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
Japan Times: Tokyo Declaration unites global cities against waste and pollution
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Wednesday the adoption of the Tokyo Declaration, in which 22 megacities around the world committed to reducing waste and tackling air pollution by sharing technologies and knowledge. The announcement came during the Tokyo Forum for Clean City and Clear Sky, a two-day symposium hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Shinjuku Ward.
Bloomberg: A City in Germany Pledges to Clean Up Its Air With Fossil-Free Plan
Heidelberg, a mid-size medieval city in Germany’s southwest, has ambitious plans to clean up its air, joining a list of 14 bigger municipalities like London, Mexico City and Los Angeles by signing the C40 Green and Healthy Streets declaration for fossil-fuel-free streets.
Modern Ghana: Embrace New Climate Action Planning Programme For Africa – Mayor Of Accra Urges Africa Cities
The C40 Climate Action Planning Africa Programme will provide direct support to 11 African Cities in developing unprecedented, robust and evidence-based long-term climate action plans that align with the ambitious objectives of the Paris Agreement.
IPCC Panel Notes Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science
The 48th Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is taking place in Incheon, Korea October 1st – 5th 2018. The post conference Progress Report, which includes the Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science, was presented on the opening day of the Plenary, and has been noted by the IPCC Panel.
Four Chinese Cities Commit to Slash Emissions from Buildings
Senior officials from Beijing, Fuzhou, Qingdao, and Shanghai (Changing District), today announced bold plans to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings in their cities. The initiative, led by C40 Cities, will develop a range of innovative policies to rapidly reduce emissions from existing buildings, ensure new buildings reach ultra-low energy consumption levels, and promote the use of buildings as a source of low carbon energy.
Shortlisted teams selected to proceed to final stage of Reinventing Cities Competition
Auckland, Chicago, Houston, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Oslo, Paris, Reykjavik, Salvador, San Francisco & Vancouver announce the finalist teams that have been selected
European Lung Foundation Award recognises C40 Chair and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo for commitments to tackling air quality
C40 and our Chair Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, have been recognised with this year’s European Lung Foundation (ELF) Award for their commitment to ensuring that citizens of large global cities are able to breathe clean air.
C40 Launches Global Contest for Innovative Tech Solutions from Women Focused on Climate Change
Today, C40 Cities officially launched the Women4Climate Tech Challenge, a global competition designed to spark innovation and accelerate climate solutions from women in the tech community. The Tech Challenge kicked off with a half-day workshop hosted by C40 in partnership with Autodesk, Climate Nexus and Grist alongside the Global Climate Action Summit.