C40 in the News
The Guardian: Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists
“There is now increasing evidence that emissions can decrease while economies continue to grow,” said Seth Schultz, a researcher for the C40 climate leadership group who consulted on the report. “Becoming more sustainable and putting the world – specifically cities – on a low carbon trajectory is actually feasible and good economics.”
Responding to Climate Change: Green urban infrastructure could save $17trn by 2050
Building compact, connected and efficient cities could save 3.7 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year by 2030 – more than India’s carbon footprint...To date, 136 cities representing 3.1% of the world population have signed up to the Compact of Mayors, committing to cut their carbon footprints. The scheme’s partner organisations C40, ICLEI and UCLG collectively reach 2,000 cities.
U.S. mayors call for Paris climate accord to bolster local-level action
The effort is also working in association with two of the most prominent climate efforts for local authorities, the Compact of Mayors and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Together, the mayors said they are calling for “an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level.”
Eco-Business: Green buildings, sustainable cities
About 98 per cent of cities in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are experiencing climate disasters today such as increasing floods, heatwaves, droughts, which are all putting economies and societies at risk...This makes working with cities and mayors on climate change a top priority.
Houston Chronicle: Bloomberg, Paes and Parker: Cities can unlock economic opportunity
For too long, the same old argument has been used to prevent bold action on climate change: Elected officials can either be pro-business, or they can be pro-environment. From experience, having served as mayors who saw that acting on climate contributed to economic growth, we know this is a false choice.
Facilities Management: Cities from India, Philippines, UAE join C40 network to reduce climate impact
Facilities managers in cities in India, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates may see an increased emphasis city-wide on actions to save energy and water and otherwise reduce the cities' environmental impact, as a result of their recent alliance with a global network of municipalities. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) recently welcomed Bengaluru, India; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Quezon City, Philippines, to its global network...
Informed Infrastructure: Fortune’s First “Change the World” List Features Arup
Arup exerts a positive influence on the wider world by investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions, and putting sustainability at the heart of its work. Notable projects have included collaborating with C40 Cities in developing “Climate Action in Megacities 2.0”, an opportunities and baseline report which shows a clear trend of expanding climate action in cities.
Cities Today: Accelerating Building Efficiency Improvements in Latin America
NPR: Mayors call for city climate action amid Congressional ‘gridlock’
The Mayors National Climate Action Agenda [is] pressing for global policies to curb climate change...“We call on our federal leaders to pursue the strongest possible agreement in Paris and urge our fellow mayors to help us convey this message by signing the Compact of Mayors, committing to city-level climate action plans,” the group said.
Yahoo! Finance: U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action during UN Conference in Paris
A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities' climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement... This group of mayors, called the Local Climate Leaders Circle...is coordinated in partnership by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, National League of Cities, and U.S. Green Building Council in association with the Compact of Mayors and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.