C40 in the News
La Vanguardia: Respuesta al cambio climático
En calidad de líderes de la red de ciudades C40, estamos trabajando para reducir con rapidez las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y, así, poder limitar el aumento de la temperatura mundial a 1,5°C. Además, somos conscientes de que las ciudades no pueden cumplir los compromisos alcanzados en el acuerdo de París si nuestras acciones no sirven a su vez para disminuir las desigualdades y ofrecer justicia social a toda la ciudadanía.
Americas Quarterly: How cities in Latin America can turn great ideas into reality
We live in a world where there are still more than 1,500 million people without electricity; a little less than a billion have no drinking water and more than 2.5 billion have no access to basic hygiene. According to Citi GPS (Global Perspectives and Solutions), Citi's research division worldwide will need the exorbitant $ 59 billion in infrastructure investment - the equivalent of 30 times the Brazil's annual production - over the next 15 years to match the pace of population growth, replace obsolete facilities and meet the standards of economic development. Since the majority of the world's population lives in cities, urban areas will have the greatest need for investment.
U.S. News & World Report: David Miller on Cities and Climate Change
The North American leader of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group outlines what cities are doing well – and can do better – in the wake of the recent U.N. climate report.
The Economist: California leads subnational efforts to curb climate change
New research presented in San Francisco by the C40 group of big cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors, which groups more than 9,000 municipalities, finds that climate policies such as boosting energy efficiency and decarbonising public transport and power generation could create 14m new jobs and prevent 1.3m premature pollution-related deaths a year by 2030.
Le Monde: "Gardiennes de l’accord de Paris," vingt-sept villes ont réduit leurs émissions polluantes
Les villes sont au rendez-vous. Si les Etats sont en retard sur leurs objectifs de réduction d’émissions polluantes, nombre de municipalités tiennent leurs engagements. C’est le message diffusé, jeudi 13 septembre à San Francisco, à l’ouverture formelle du premier sommet global pour l’action climatique (GCAS) qui réunit plus de 4 000 représentants des acteurs « non étatiques » venus d’une centaine de pays. Selon une enquête publiée par le réseau C40 – il réunit une centaine de métropoles mondiales –, les émissions de gaz à effet de serre ont commencé à baisser dans vingt-sept villes.
Deutsche Welle: Climate change: Greenhouse gas emissions decline in cities from Berlin to New York
Twenty-seven major cities, including Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, have seen greenhouse gas emissions fall over a five-year period to levels at least 10 percent lower than their peak, they announced Thursday at a global climate summit in San Francisco. The milestone was reached by cutting their usage of fossil-fuel-generated electricity, expanding their public transportation networks and reducing waste, according to C40 Cities, a network of large cities acting as leaders in combatting climate change.
BBC News: Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions
The C40 Cities group is an umbrella organisation that co-ordinates the climate change activities of 96 major urban centres around the world. Back in 2015, their research showed that if the planet was to keep to the lower, 1.5-degree-Celsius target agreed in the Paris climate pact, then major cities would have to peak their emissions of CO2 by 2020 at the latest. This new analysis by the group shows that 27 of these cities saw their emissions peak by 2012 and then fall over a five-year period. Those emissions are now at least 10% lower than at their zenith.
Los Angeles Times: In 27 cities, emissions are declining and economies are growing
Climate scientists warn that global emissions need to peak by 2020 if the planet is to dodge catastrophic warming. At the summit Thursday, 27 cities announced they have already met that goal, and their emissions are on the decline even as their economies are growing.
WIRED: Emissions Have Already Peaked In 27 Cities - And Keep Falling
Today, as politicians, business leaders, and activists gather for the Global Climate Action Summit, in San Francisco, C40 is announcing that 27 cities—including New York, London, and Rome—have reached a peak in emissions, and have seen at least a 10 percent drop from their peak. That’s a big deal in the fight against climate change.
GreenBiz: Here's new research attendees are debating at the Global Climate Action Summit
It’s an oft-reported statistic: Cities account for almost three-quarters of global GHG emissions, which makes them an obvious and urgent focus for new policies meant to address climate change. Those actions could affect vulnerable populations very directly, according to a research released this week by C40 Cities in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the NewClimate Institute. Between now and 2030, energy efficiency programs and policies to adopt renewable energy for district-level heating and cooling could result in 13.7 million new jobs and prevent 1.3 million "premature" deaths annually, the report predicts.