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.
Lord Mayor of Sydney launches mentorship program to empower next generation of women climate leaders
Lord Mayor Clover Moore today announced Sydney will launch a new mentoring scheme to support the next generation of women climate leaders.
Chinese Cities Commit to the Paris Agreement
Danish Municipalities Invited to Take Lead in Climate Action
20 Danish municipalities now have the opportunity to update or develop ambitious climate action plans with the help of the world's leading cities network – C40. Supported by Realdania, the project DK2020, is designed to boost the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Denmark sharing best practices and resources between cities and municipalities.
Mayors Support Call for Urgent Climate Action by FridaysForFuture Protestors
Mayors of Paris, Milan, Sydney, Austin, Philadelphia, Portland, Oslo, Barcelona & Montreal invite leaders of student climate protests to work with them to ramp up climate action
Mayors of Sydney, Lisbon, Quito, Montreal and Paris launch mentorship schemes for next generation of women climate leaders
Women4Climate mentorship scheme will support hundreds of young women leaders to deliver urgent climate action in cities around the world