C40 in the News
Reuters: Oslo's radical climate budget aims to halve carbon emissions in four years
Oslo's leftist city government issued its first "climate budget" on Wednesday aiming to halve greenhouse gas emission within four years in one of the world's most radical experiments to slow global warming.
Guardian: New York City accelerates emissions efforts in face of daunting sea level rise
City to expand renewable energy generation, improve efficiency of buildings, transition to electric vehicles and improve waste management to cut emissions
Liberation: Climat : 24 villes, dont Paris, s'engagent à promouvoir les «bus propres»
Afin de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, la Ville de Paris a signé mercredi, aux côtés de 23 autres villes du monde, un engagement à promouvoir les «bus propres»
Politico: New York City report lays out detailed 'roadmap' to deep carbon emissions cuts
New York City has made progress on its path to cutting 80 percent of its carbon emissions by 2050, but there is much more to be done and the hard work is just beginning, according to an extensive report prepared by Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
Huffington Post - Parisians and Seoulites Walk Together On September 25 “Car-free Day”
By Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon: What would the city streets look like without cars? On September 25th, two great cities on opposite sides of the globe - Seoul and Paris - will find out by handing over the streets to pedestrians. In both cities, the entire day will be designated “car-free,” banning cars from the iconic Sejong-daero in Seoul and Champs Elysées in Paris.
Sky News: Air pollution kills 16,000 Britons a year, says WHO
Mark Watts of the C40 group of world cities, a network set up to address climate change, said "radical and rapid action" was needed - but that some cities were already taking important steps. "C40 mayors around the world are taking actions like banning the most polluting vehicles from entering city centres and putting cleaner buses on the streets in order to cut emissions and protect the health of urban citizens," said Mr Watts.
Hindustan times: In the time of climate change, a few smart lessons for Delhi
Last week, the C40, a global network of 86 cities, including six from India, released the list of 35 urban programmes to compete in its annual award on fighting climate change to be held in December.
Cities today: Time to take city diplomacy seriously
Beyond what several have tagged as pure ‘pomp and circumstance’ of global summits for mayors lies a vast landscape of city diplomacy connecting cities across themes, boundaries and innovations.
France 24: Paris tackles air pollution with second car-free day
Paris banned cars from large swaths of the French capital on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s wider efforts to fight air pollution.
C40 Cities Award finalists tackle energy, resilience, climate action
The 35 finalists for the fourth annual C40 Cities Awards proposed initiatives that range from urban mobility to inclusive growth to increased reliance on renewable energy.