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.
14 Global Cities Come Together in Bengaluru to Develop New Ways to Tackle Air Pollution
The cities of Bengaluru and London joined together today to launch the first official meeting of the new C40 Air Quality Network, a global effort to tackle air pollution in urban areas across the world.
Global Initiative to Amplify World’s Business, State & City Purchasing Power in Push for Zero Emission Vehicle Future
Leaders in automotive industry also asked to signal an endgame for fossil-fuel vehicles and drive forward progress towards a clean future.
Se invita a las ciudades a ampliar la acción climática y sus objetivos antes de la Cumbre de Acción Mundial sobre el Clima
Los considerables esfuerzos que están realizando las ciudades para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y limpiar el aire que respiramos las han situado en la primera línea del frente de la lucha contra el cambio climático.
Les villes invitées à intensifier leur action et leurs ambitions pour le climat en amont du Global Climate Action Summit
Les villes sont déjà à l’avant-garde de l’action mondiale pour le climat, déployant des efforts considérables en faveur de la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et de la purification de l’air respiré par leurs citoyens.
Cities Invited to Step Up Climate Action and Ambition Ahead of Global Climate Action Summit
In the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, taking place in San Francisco, September 12 – 14th, all mayors globally are being invited to redouble their commitment to bold climate action, as part of the “One Planet Charter.”