C40 in the News
Financial Times: Eight EU countries call for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
Eight EU countries have asked heads of fellow member states to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a net-zero level by 2050 and dedicate 25 per cent of the bloc’s next seven-year budget to projects fighting climate change.
Cities Today: C40 calls for a development bank for cities
Cities must have direct access to international climate funds if they are to contribute to the fight against climate change, according to a new report from C40 and Overseas Development Institute, which calls for the creation of a development bank for cities.
Evening Standard: Extinction Rebellion protests: Sadiq Khan tells activists, 'we're doing what we can'
London Mayor Sadiq Khan told Extinction Rebellion representatives "we're doing what we can" in a meeting to discuss tackling climate change.
U.S. News & World Report: How an Evolving Movement Pushed NYC to Address the Climate Crisis
As significant as New York City's buildings efficiency measure, which proponents say is the most stringent in the world, is the growth of the climate movement that made it possible.
Global News: ‘Time is running out and we need to act’: Montreal wants to ban single-use plastics by 2020
The City of Montreal says it is working on a bylaw to ban certain single-use products—including plastic straws and cutlery, plastic and Styrofoam glasses and Styrofoam packaging—by the spring of 2020.
NBC Washington: DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country
Under a law approved in December, the District of Columbia will require that all of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, the most ambitious timetable in the country. Federal buildings would be included.
Curbed: How global cities are going green
There’s a hunger for action around the environment and, with federal policies frozen or in regression under the current presidential administration, much of the action in the U.S. around combating climate change has fallen to local and city leaders.
Foreign Policy: Cities Will Determine the Future of Diplomacy
The world’s toughest problems—climate change, refugee resettlement, income inequality—often concentrate in cities, and the most promising and creative solutions are emerging from their inclusive politics and burgeoning innovation ecosystems.
Reuters: From roads to water, Nairobi slum upgrades bear fruit for residents
As climate change hits African farmers hard, people are migrating in growing numbers from rural areas to cities, where they are exposed to floods, fire and other dangers – a problem Nairobi is trying to tackle by upgrading its slum areas.
CityLab: Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage
Cities are challenging their invisibility in global governance structures, like the United Nations, by forging new alliances to influence international policy.