C40 in the News
NovEthic: COP 21 - The Territories want to influence the climate negotiations (French)
By themselves, the main initiatives of cities and regions (C40, Covenant of Mayors, Carbon climate registry network States and regions alliance) could reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to 1.8 Gt carbon dioxide equivalent.
Yahoo! Finance: London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric
One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. The company selected to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers is global electric vehicle leader, BYD Company Ltd. The announcement took place at this week's C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking the news was the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Oregon Herald: Cities, Regions Call For 'Robust' World Climate Pact
"You've done miracles in your own jurisdictions and coming together here as a group," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told delegates. "You're doing nothing less than creating a new reality for the world, making possible that we're moving toward a low carbon society." ... According to the C40 grouping of several dozen cities, about 80 percent of emissions cuts planned by its members have not been included in national plans.
Just Auto: BYD confirms London electric double decker trial
BYD Europe said it agreed at the summit to the objectives of the Clean Bus Declaration which includes a commitment to encourage the widespread use of ultra low and zero emission buses by global cities. The bus maker said both the declaration and summit are initiatives of The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, which connects 75 of the "world’s greatest cities", representing 550+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.
Local-governments day announced for Paris climate summit
With less than six months to go before a potentially historic United Nations conference on climate change takes place in Paris, major world figures are making their positions known on a variety of issues. Increasingly, one key subject is revolving around the role of cities...
La Gazette: Cities Climate Conference (French)
"This is not to say that 'I do if you do' but to go together in the same direction. All cities need to feel in charge of part of the problem and make it more efficient buildings, transport, waste management. "
IDEA2015 conference puts focus on industry changes
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is running its IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation conference focusing on urban sustainability, utility of the future and global industry growth and local leadership through Wednesday at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. Scheduled speakers for the 106th annual conference include C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Head of Energy Initiative Shannon Lawrence and Energy and Open Space Chief of Environment Austin Blackmon.
Capital: New bond issue set to help Africa go ‘green’
the city auctioned its first ever “green bond” on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) last June. The bond, which is worth $143 million and is expected to mature in 2024, was 150% oversubscribed... By issuing this type of bond, Johannesburg became not only a pioneer in Africa, but also within the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of megacities sharing best practices and feasible solutions to changing weather patterns.
The Nation (Sri Lanka): Wipe out negative publicity with sustainable development
She emphasized that Sri Lanka needs to become a C40 city, like Cambridge. C40 cities encourage urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
Waterbriefing: Arup and C40 to tackle climate change through $1 million pledge
According to Paula Kirk, Cities and Climate Change Consulting Leader, Arup, the research produced by Arup-C40 is particularly important because it quantifies what action is being taken and identifies what works. By helping city authorities to understand how other cities have successfully tackled shared challenges, cities worldwide can build a roadmap to take suitable actions against climate change that make a meaningful difference.