C40 in the News
Vatican Radio: Vatican to Host Meetings on Climate Change and Human Trafficking
A delegation of local and city representatives – including C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes and more than twenty C40 mayors from around the world – will meet with Pope Francis to reach a common understanding around challenges and best practices needed to fight climate change in local communities.
Consultancy.uk: Cities and local authorities can champion climate change
In a recent research report, titled ‘Powering Climate Action’, consulting firm Arup joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group as well as the City Leadership Initiative at University College London (UCL) to discover the power level cities have in bringing climate actions into effect. The research shows that Cities are powerful local authorities and can fulfill the role of global change makers when it comes to climate initiatives.
Daily Independent: Developing Smart Cities In Africa
Our global cities are becoming smarter with the support of groups like C40 Cities, World Bank and IBM. From developing apps that track waste in Maputo, Mozambique to the Rio Operations Centre, which coordinates more than 30 municipal agencies to act as one entity our cities are getting smarter.
Grist: Climate action by cities could help us avoid the worst of climate change
Groups like the C40, along with other organizations like Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the Compact of Mayors, have been drumming up successful local climate action case studies for years.
The Guardian: Carbon emission cuts at a local level could avoid dangerous global warming
Cities are already gearing up to take action, with more than 75 of the world’s biggest cities forming the C40 group, under former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, and pledging to reduce emissions substantially in the next three decades.
Sustainable Cities Collective: Banks Should Lend World’s Top 500 Cities At Least $1bn to Tackle Climate Change
It is urgently necessary for multilateral development banks, donors and others to develop an integrated package of at least US$1 billion for technical assistance, capacity building and finance to support commitments by the world’s largest 500 cities. If this were done, then, in total, low-carbon urban actions available today could generate a stream of savings up to 2050 with a value in current terms of US$16.6 trillion, and could reduce annual GHG emissions by 3.7 Gt CO2e in 2030.
The Guardian: The European cities moving faster on clean energy than their governments
Mark Watts, executive director of C40 cities climate leadership group, says Copenhagen’s approach to urban wind energy is being watched closely by other major cities. “Copenhagen has been very clever in the way it’s made a significant investment in wind over the last decade,” he says. “Like everywhere else in the world there’s been opposition to it from an aesthetic point of view, but they’ve overcome it by giving local people in the sightlines [of the turbines] shares in the company.”
Lifegate: Darting to London on a 100% electric double-decker
The announcement was made at the summit C40 cities climate leadership group, held in the City Hall London. The network C40 includes 75 cities around the world join forces to combat climate change. This year during the tenth summit, 24 cities have committed to put in circulation 40 thousand low-emission buses. In addition to the entry into service of new double-decker electric, the mayor's office has announced the testing of induction charging stations, which will enable the wireless charging of the bus parked at the recharge areas.
Yahoo! Finance: At IDEA2015, Industry Leaders Explore Latest Trends in District Energy to Enable Greater Adoption of Cleaner Energy Solutions
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership, USDN Network and US EPA Clean Power Plan all recognize district energy/CHP as strategic energy infrastructure.
Clean Technica: First Metro, State, Regional Emission Targets From Subnational Compact
The [subnational] compact is now set up to track any and all greenhouse gas reduction targets and inventory data on the subnational level. It can quantify and aggregate the efforts of such important groups as the C40 Climate Leadership Group, with over 70 of the earth’s most populous and productive cities. It interacts with the Under 2 MOU and the Compact of Mayors as well. The subnational compact also enables city, state, and regional governments around the world to learn from each other, advance shared priorities, and contribute substantially to progress on the issue.