C40 in the News
Curbed: Cities, on front lines of climate change, can make outsized difference
Cities are essential to fighting climate change, according to new research released today, both oversized contributors to the problem, but also, with the right policy, potential saviors when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. Toward a Healthier World, a new report released by C40, a global network of cities committed to confronting climate change, argues that progressive urban policy can not only make a significant dent in the problem, but benefit the economy at the same time.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Emerging cities could attract $29 trillion in climate-cash - World Bank
Cities in emerging markets could attract $29 trillion in climate-related investments like green buildings and electric vehicles over the next decade, the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) said on Thursday.
The Weather Channel: UN: World Faces 'Impossible' Task, Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change
"The science also shows emission reduction potential from other actors such as regional and local governments and businesses – is very large. That means that initiatives like the C40 cities coalition must be commended and supported," Msuya said, referring to a network of 96 cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., that are working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: European mayors urge wider political push to step up climate action
European cities are seeking greater recognition and support for their pioneering efforts to tackle climate change, both from national governments and the European Union, mayors leading the charge said on Wednesday.
The Conversation: Americans elected mayors who care about climate change
Mayors with pro-environmental agendas aren’t just popular. I believe they are an important part of the answer to the global challenge of climate change.
EU Judges Overturn Lax ‘Dieselgate’ Emissions Laws in Huge Legal Win for Cities of Paris, Brussels & Madrid
The General Court of the European Union upholds action brought by cities: annuls in part the European Commission’s regulation setting excessively high NOx emission limits tests introduced following Dieselgate scandal
Paris, Bruxelles et Madrid mettent fin au permis de polluer de la Commission européenne
Le Tribunal de l’Union européenne a aujourd’hui confirmé que les villes de Paris, Bruxelles et Madrid pouvaient contester les règlements sur les émissions des véhicules fixés par la Commission européenne et adoptés par les gouvernements des États membres.
New report summarizes what the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report means for Cities
18 IPCC lead authors from the 5 chapters of the 1.5°C Special Report summarize key information for cities, with help from city practitioners and NGOs.
New Research Gives Cities Plans to Tackle GHG Emissions & Air Pollution Simultaneously
C40 research highlights actions that could yield an 87% reduction in GHG emissions, a 49% reduction in PM2.5 levels, 223,000 premature deaths averted and up to $583 billion in economic benefit
New Sustainable Infrastructure Coming To 9 Cities As C40 Cities Finance Facility Announces Support For Transformational Projects
Nine cities will receive specialist financial advice and bespoke support from leading global experts to develop sustainable infrastructure projects from great ideas and plans into fully financed reality. The Colombian cities of Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Montería, along with Tshwane, South Africa; Quito, Ecuador; Curitiba, Brazil; Quezon City, The Philippines; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will receive support over the next two years from the C40 Cities Finance Facility.