C40 in the News
Le Figaro: Champs-Élysées : une piste cyclable en 2017
Une piste cyclable sur les Champs-Elysées et la rue de Rivoli au coeur de Paris, une place du Carrousel près du Louvre devenue piétonne et un "immense jardin" sur les berges de Seine marqueront l'année 2017 dans la capitale avec pour priorité la protection de l'environnement, a annoncé aujourd'hui Anne Hidalgo.
ELLE South Africa: Inside A Climate Change Conference. #WOMEN4CLIMATE
The C40 Mayors summit held in Mexico on the 30th of November to the 2nd of December 2016 was an event that inspired transformation. A total of 11 women, all mayors of major cities around the world came together and launched the #WOMEN4CLIMATE initiative. Alejandro Casamar gives us an inside look into the event that inspires both hope and change.
New York Times: As Trump Signals Climate Action Pullback, Local Leaders Push Forward
Cities have also seen lots of benefits from networks — the Compact of Mayors, which has been signed by more than 120 American cities, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Climate Mayors and others — most notably, information sharing and solutions, and reaffirming commitments to each other and to their citizens, as many mayors did in a recent letter to the president-elect.
Wired: Nations Be Damned, the World’s Cities Can Take a Big Bite Out of Emissions
So, when Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute, says “the battle for climate change will be won or lost in the cities of the world” to a packed conference room at the C40 summit, he’s only partly playing to his audience. His declaration came after C40’s executive director Mark Watts1 had presented the findings from Deadline2020, a 100-plus-page C40 study detailing how the organization’s 90 affiliated cities can, and are, taking rapid, impactful actions to keep the Earth from warming to the point of catastrophe.
Sydney Morning Herald: Sydney mayor Clover Moore orders urgent action on climate change
Lord mayor Clover Moore, who returned from C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico earlier this month, said the climate conference had alerted her to the scale and urgency of the action required by cities to address climate change.
Japan Times: Large cities key to achieving climate goals
The world’s big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint by nearly half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis unveiled on Dec. 1. Without aggressive measures by cities, the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curtail global warming “cannot be realistically delivered,” according to Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a global network of large cities.
VOX: Cities are central to any serious plan to tackle climate change
They can deliver almost half the carbon reductions needed to hit our climate targets.
Le Monde: Réchauffement climatique : 86 grandes villes veulent bousculer les Etats En savoir plus sur
Les plus grandes métropoles de la planète, réunies à Mexico sous la présidence de la maire de Paris, veulent limiter la hausse des températures à 1,5 °C. En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/pollution/article/2016/12/02/les-grandes-villes-veulent-bousculer-les-etats-dans-la-lutte-contre-le-rechauffement-climatique_5042395_1652666.html#tgWuF6KMUShLKQsX.99
Xinhua: World's major cities to invest 375 bln USD to combat climate change
The world's major cities will invest some 375 billion U.S. dollars in the next four years to combat climate change, prominent mayors said Thursday. At the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit being held here, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Rio Mayor Roberto Paes said that given the huge sum, international organizations and the private sector need to work together.
Le Parisien: Réseau C40 : Hidalgo à Mexico pour mobiliser contre le réchauffement climatique
Anne Hidalgo vient de prendre officiellement, à Mexico, les rênes du C40, ce réseau regroupant 86 des plus grandes métropoles du monde, 650 millions de citoyens et qui pèse 25% du PIB mondial.