C40 in the News
Joint Statement From Houston and L.A. Mayors on Clean Power Plan
“We don’t need more debate on climate change from Washington; we need action, and that’s what we’re seeing from President Obama today,” Mayors Parker and Garcetti said... Mayors Parker and Garcetti serve on the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group global steering committee and represented Houston and Los Angeles on President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Mayor Garcetti also recently announced that Los Angeles will host the US China Low Carbon Cities Summit later this year.
The Guardian: These open data pioneers are making cities smart and workforces diverse
“We’re doing some very interesting work with the C40 Group which has been set up to understand how ‘mega cities’, such as London and Tokyo, perform. They want to see the impact, say, of adding cycle lanes – what does it do to traffic volumes and pollution levels? It’s been a huge success and we’re hoping to move to real time sensor data on it soon.”
New Zealand Herald: Peak oil is dead - long live clean air
Cities around the world are signing up to be 100% renewable, with many already having reached that target.
Financial Advisor: Coalition Creates Guide For Green Muni Bonds
As municipal bonds have become an integral part of the environmentally conscious “green bonds” movement, a group of investment and advocacy organizations has created a guide for municipalities interested in funding projects with such eco-friendly debt issues...coalition members include the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused, not-for-profit founded to mobilize debt capital markets for climate change; C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities dedicated to climate change solutions...
Secret weapon in fight against climate change: mayors
“The major cities of the world have been working together for the last decade already, and most of them have a serious emissions inventory – sort of an understanding where their emissions come from, a target for a reduction, and a plan for achieving it,” says Mark Watts, executive director of C40, a coalition of 75 of the world’s megacities with populations over 3 million, whose officials meet to discuss the best strategies to cut carbon emissions.
Portland Mercury: Mayor Charlie Hales' Take On His Meeting With Pope Francis
Pope Francis last month issued an encyclical on climate change, and invited Hales and about 60 other mayors from around the globe to meet with him at the Vatican to discuss the climate and human trafficking. Hales was included in the invitation thanks to his involvement in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Shanghai Daily: International forum in China to tackle climate change
An international forum on climate change will be held in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in November, it was announced Wednesday. The [invitation-only] forum, organized by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) will bring together representatives from more than 40 [cities] to advise on [low carbon, sustainable district scale developments].
Mashable: Pope Francis convenes world's mayors to discuss global warming
Twenty-three members of the C40 Initiative, a group of 75 mayors who are committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions while improving their communities' ability to withstand climate extremes, such as heat waves and sea level rise, are expected to attend.
Smart Cities Council: 5 cities, 5 smart ideas
The low-lying port city in the Netherlands, like other coastal cities around the world, is actively pursuing a more climate-resilient future. One example is Rotterdam's Benthemplein Water Square – the first of its kind in the world, according to C40 Cities.
CitiesToday: C40 Cities Awards applications now open
C40 has joined with new partners, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and vehicle manufacturer BYD, to announce the opening of submissions for this year’s edition of the C40 Cities Awards.