C40 in the News
Correio: Semana do Clima reforça agenda de Salvador junto à ONU
Salvador, Brazil will host the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week, one of the regional events organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-25, the largest UN conference on the subject.
Le Parisien: Anne Hidalgo : «Nous allons créer de la forêt urbaine sur 4 sites emblématiques à Paris»
Les voies sur berge, la place de l’Hôtel de Ville, l’arrière de l’opéra Garnier et le parvis de la gare de Lyon verront d’ici un an des arbres sortir de terre. La maire (PS) «débitumise» pour redonner une place au vert.
Fast Company: Fighting climate change is going to require massive changes in our shopping habits
Western cities are working hard to eliminate their emissions, but that doesn’t address emissions from making and shipping products that people buy from other countries.
The New Republic: Climate Change Is the Symptom. Consumer Culture Is the Disease.
To save the planet, mankind must rapidly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But where should we be reducing those emissions from? What would make the biggest difference?
National Geographic: How can city dwellers help with climate change? Buy less stuff.
Because a hefty portion of cities' emissions can be traced back to consumer goods, food, and energy produced outside city limits, one of the best things cities can do is help their residents pull back on consumption.
A sustainable diet by 2030 is key to solving the climate emergency
Food is one of the biggest sources of consumption-based emissions in the world’s biggest cities. Action could cut greenhouse gas emissions from the food we eat by more than 60%, prevent 170 thousand deaths and $600 billion per year.
New Research Shows How Urban Consumption Drives Global Emissions
New ways of measuring the climate footprint of urban areas to include consumption – what urban business and citizens use, eat, and wear, and how these things are made and transported – show that actors in global cities have a greater influence over global emissions than we previously thought.
Today, C40 Cities announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities competition, an initiative launched in December 2017 for local innovators to transform underutilized urban spaces in their communities into carbon neutral and resilient urban projects.
Urban 20 Group of Cities meet in Tokyo and urge G20 to act urgently on Climate Change, Social Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Growth
Mayors and Governors of U20 cities, including Tokyo, Berlin, Jakarta, Rome and Osaka will present the Urban 20 Communiqué to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 Summit in Japan
210 European Mayors Demand EU Emissions Peak by 2020, Halve by 2030 and Reach Net-Zero by 2050
Mayors call on European Council and Member States to commit to long-term climate strategy and binding, ambitious emission reduction targets.