C40 in the News
Buzzfeed: 1,400 US Mayors Just Backed 100% Renewable Energy By 2035
A group representing about 1,400 US mayors voted on Monday afternoon to pass a resolution that supports cities aiming to run entirely on renewable energy by 2035.
Huffington Post: G20 Heads of State: Are Your Ready to Save Our Planet?
Given the US intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the resolve of the other 19 leaders at the upcoming G20 Summit to safeguard the future of our planet is more important than ever. Local leaders and C40 Mayors around the world stand together, redoubling the commitment to bold action on climate change, working with business leaders and citizens worldwide.
Les Echos: Leaders du G20, êtes-vous prêts à sauver notre planète ?
Dans une tribune, la maire de Paris et un collectif de 45 maires de grandes métropoles appellent les dirigeants du G20 a tenir leurs engagements pour sauver le climat. Face à la décision des Etats-Unis de se retirer de l'Accord de Paris, la détermination des 19 autres leaders - lors du prochain sommet du G20 - à sauvegarder le futur de notre planète n'a jamais été aussi cruciale.
The New York Times: The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal
Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh and Ann HIdalgo, Mayor of Paris and chairwoman of C40, announce their continued support of the Paris Agreement. In the absence of executive leadership in the United States, an unprecedented alliance is emerging among cities around the world to push progress forward.
Mashable: U.S. mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway
Cities and states across the U.S. will keep fighting climate change, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. Local leaders from across the country say they're not backing down from America's commitments under the historic climate accord. Nearly 200 mayors — many of them C40 mayors — have vowed to collectively reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and adopt clean energy technologies.
Time: How Cities, States and Businesses Are Already Fighting Climate Change Without Trump
Nearly 70 mayors of major cities, including C40 mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Sylvester Turner of Houston, made the same commitment to uphold the targets of the Paris Agreement in their own backyards.
CNN: Buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord
Buildings in the US and in other countries lit up bright green Thursday night in support of the Paris climate accord. This comes on the heels of President Trump announcing that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement, but this didn't stop some US governors and mayors –– representing numerous C40 Cities –– from taking a stand.
la Repubblica: Clima, Trump conferma l'uscita delgi Usa dagli accordi di Parigi. Obama: "Cosí si rifiuta il futuro"
Quella di Trump è una svolta dalle conseguenze imprevedibili, che potrebbe spingere altri Paesi a seguire la stessa strada e a dire addio a quegli impegni solennemente presi nel 2015 da 195 nazioni per tagliare drasticamente il livello delle emissioni inquinanti. "Gli Stati Uniti cominceranno a negoziare un nuovo accordo sul clima", ha detto Trump. "Vogliamo un accordo che sia giusto. Se ci riusciremo benissimo, altrimenti pazienza", ha aggiunto. Ci sarà quindi "la fine dell'applicazione degli impegni di riduzione", ha aggiunto, "e soprattutto" dei versamenti al Fondo verde per il clima "che costa agli Usa una fortuna".
Reuters: Paris mayor says Trump climate withdrawal 'a mistake with fatal consequences'
Ann Hidalgo, chairwoman of C40 and mayor of Paris, says that the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal was "a mistake that would have dramatic consequences."
Reuters: Cash-strapped cities struggle to clean up their climate act
James Alexander, director of the finance programme at the C40 network of megacities committed to tackling climate change, said its 91 cities would by 2025 have used up their share of the "carbon budget" still available to hold global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius if they don't reduce emissions more rapidly. The C40 group is working to "dramatically cut the curve" of planet-warming emissions from cities, which produce more than 70 percent of total global emissions, but they need better access to finance to help them do it, he said.