C40 in the News
Foreign Affairs: City Century
"Urban leadership on climate change has also led to an unprecedented level of cooperation among cities. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group...has brought together more than 75 cities committed to sharing best practices and spreading proven solutions. The evidence is clear that this networking strategy is working, as many carbon-reduction projects have spread to cities across the globe." Read more...
Share America: Sister cities Chicago, New Delhi strategize to clear the air
The city-based model of improving air quality is gaining strength as leaders and city mayors worldwide unite in such efforts as C40 Cities to share knowledge, strategies and technologies. The lives and livelihoods of billions of people depend upon their success.
Environmental Technology: Leading Mega-Cities Helped to Manage their Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Announced today, Ricardo-AEA and C40 are working with 12 mega-cities to manage greenhouse gas emissions: Amman, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Lima, Melbourne, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Sydney and Yokohama. In each case, Ricardo-AEA will help the cities to develop emissions inventories that will calculate and report on the greenhouse gases they produce.
Eco-Business: Meet the new face behind the global green building push
"The C40 networks facilitated cooperation and information exchange among city officials in several megacities, and in implementing these networks, we observed that the actions taken by the cities involved were bolder, more impactful, faster, and more resource-efficient if they worked together." Terri Wills, World Green Building Council Chief Executive.
Green Biz: It's time for CEOs and mayors to join forces on climate
We have seen a series of fascinating initiatives launched by the likes of C40, now associated with over 70 cities worldwide, and Sustainia, which has joined forces with C40 to launch a call for entries for its 2015 Cities listing (PDF), “Building the Cities of Tomorrow.”
Boston Globe: The city-state returns
The trends toward devolution and decentralization of power stem not from the wishes of national leaders (though some approve), but from local politicians and ordinary citizens who feel, rightly or wrongly, that their growing numbers and economic clout demand a change in governance. If the nation-state cannot answer this frustration, a global urban party might not be as far-fetched as it sounds.
London businesses urged to step up to the 2015 Business Energy Challenge
Around 75 per cent of London’s carbon dioxide emissions come from buildings, and 43 per cent come from workplaces. The Business Energy Challenge was conceived with the global cities organisation C40 as a way of encouraging the city’s corporate sector to step up to the challenge and do their part in achieving the Mayor’s overall targets for emissions reduction of 60% by 2025.
Times of India: Kolkata to be part of C40 group to save climate
Kolkata will shortly be included in the prestigious C40 group of megacities, which is committed to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces First Cities Selected to Join What Works Cities Initiative
Bloomberg Philanthropies believes cities are drivers of progress and innovation, and hold the solution to many of the pressing issues we face – from confronting climate change and improving public health to creating jobs in a changing global economy. By helping city governments innovate, engage the public, and adopt proven solutions, the lives of billions of people can be improved.
Share America: Need strategies to clear the air? Ask a megacity.
Every city requires its own tailored solutions, but the collaborative city-to-city network and meticulous evaluations aim to develop strategies that can be replicated in different settings. Cities such as London, Mexico City or Delhi, India, embody centuries of history, so retrofitting old neighborhoods happens alongside new, sustainable construction. Besides facilitating partnerships for creating zero-emissions cities, the C40 group maintains databases of case studies and an interactive open-data portal.