C40 in the News
Times of India: Kolkata receives best cities award for tackling climate change
Kolkata, along with 10 other cities from across the globe, has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management.
Next City: 11 Cities Win Climate Change Awards
When faced with growing flooding concerns throughout its neighborhoods, Copenhagen implemented a sweeping network of drains to channel stormwater into underground basins and canals. That project, dubbed the Copenhagen Cloudburst Management plan, was one reason the city won an award this week at a C40 climate conference in Mexico City. C40 is a global network of cities working on climate change. All winners were recognized in a ceremony Thursday for projects centered around sustainable design, resiliency and social equity.
City Lab: The Winners of the C40 Cities Awards for Climate Change
The top cities mass-produce compost, use landfill gas to heat a stadium, and “deconstruct” rather than demolish homes.
Sydney Morning Herald: Cities focus resistance against US President-elect Donald Trump
Though Donald Trump has barely left the gilded confines of Trump Tower in Manhattan since he won the US election on November 8, already the city around him is marshalling its defences. New York mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive Democrat, is one of many city leaders across America already voicing defiance at a range of the President-elect's professed positions.
OECD Observer: Mayors must join forces to tackle climate change and rising inequalities simultaneously
The Paris meeting is no isolated event but part of a wave in which cities are well and truly taking a lead. In fact, just a fortnight after Paris, 50 mayors and 27 deputy mayors from the world’s largest cities met in Mexico City for the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit: Cities Leading Climate Action, with the aim of advancing efforts towards a low-carbon, resilient urban future. The trouble is that while many cities have put climate change and rising inequalities at the top of their policy agendas, policy makers still need more tools to help them. This is why the OECD and C40, a network of cities that addresses climate change, are now joining forces to identify knowledge gaps, advance research, and ultimately promote best practices and policy solutions for achieving more inclusive, sustainable cities.
Guardian: Megacity planning must change in four years to limit global warming
By the end of this decade it may be too late to limit global warming to scientifically guided limits, if the infrastructure built in the next four years is constructed along the same lines as currently planned. The latest warning comes from the C40 group of mayors and city authorities that have signed up to their own limits on carbon and actions to combat climate change and reduce its impacts, often independently of their national or federal governments.
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New York Times: Bloomberg optimistic at start of climate change summit
ormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that even if President-elect Donald Trump pulls the United States back from the climate goals pledged a year ago in Paris, action by major American cities can continue advancing toward those goals.
ELLE France: Women4Climate, le manifeste des femmes maires unies contre le réchauffement climatique
Les femmes sont les premières victimes du réchauffement climatique. Elles sont aussi, souvent, les premières à agir pour protéger l’environnement. C’est pourquoi les maires réunies au sommet de Mexico ont signé le manifeste « Women4Climate » qui vise à soutenir toutes les femmes du monde qui travaillent sur des politiques locales pour le climat.
Los Angeles Times: 82 major cities are meeting this week to talk about how to limit the worst effects of climate change
This week, officials from Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Beijing and 82 other major cities — including more than 40 mayors — are meeting in Mexico City to share ideas about how to reverse course. The cities belong to C40, a network launched in 2005 to combat climate change. In an analysis released Wednesday, the group said that actions taken over the next four years will determine whether cities do their part in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement on climate change signed last year by nearly 200 countries.