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.
Vingt femmes maires : les villes du C40 révèlent le pouvoir grandissant du mouvement Women4Climate
La troisième conférence Women4Climate aura lieu à l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris le 20 février 2019
New ‘hyperlocal’ sensor network to create world’s most sophisticated air monitoring system across London’s streets
London Mayor Sadiq Khan launches new, street-by-street monitoring system to improve air quality. Sensors will be attached to lampposts, buildings and in dedicated Google Street View cars.
20 Women Mayors of C40 Cities Reveal the Growing Power of the Women4Climate Movement
Women leaders of the world’s greatest cities achieved a remarkable milestone today: with the election of London Breed as mayor of San Francisco, 20 of the world’s greatest cities are now led by women, representing 110 million urban citizens – greater than the population of Germany.
The Future We Don’t Want: Billions of urban citizens at risk of climate-related heatwaves, drought, flooding, food shortages and blackouts by 2050
New research reveals number of cities and citizens threatened by direct and indirect climate hazards if global greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked
One Year After Trump Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement, U.S. Cities Carry Climate Action Forward
In the twelve months since President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, U.S. cities have accelerated their climate action, implementing new policies and programs and forging new partnerships that are paving the way for a more resilient, climate-safe future. Research shows cities can achieve a significant proportion of the emissions reductions needed by 2025 to meet the U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement.