C40 in the News
Xinhua: Global pro bono campaign launched in Cannes to honor city climate solutions
A new global campaign "Cities Are Key" was launched in Cannes, France on Monday to amplify the leadership role of cities in the lead-up to 2015 Paris Climate Conference in December. It was launched by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in partnership with International Advertising Association.
Global Cities Blog: Is More Enough?
Cities have an important role to play as actors on this global stage. As demonstrated by initiatives such as C40 in which [more than 75] cities address their collective responsibility to combat climate change by sharing best practice in procurement, emissions reduction, transport and urban planning.
KXAN: City of Austin receives Climate Protection Award
Mayor Steve Adler was on hand at the 83rd Annual United States Conference of Mayors to accept a Climate Protection Award in the “Large City” category on behalf of the city of Austin...Mayor Adler has made a commitment to participate in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and has also signed on to the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda to focus efforts on greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Mayor Garcetti Announces 27 Cities Have Joined Mayors National Climate Action Agenda
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, his Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg, and city networks including ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) are working together to highlight and engage cities in the lead up to COP21. - See more at:
GNV Magazine: City of Johannesburg to launch a green vehicle fleet programme
Opening the C40 Cities Mayors Summit, Mayor Tau said Johannesburg was promoting the use of public and non-motorised transport and renewable energy to reduce the effects of climate change.
Modern Ghana: New Bond Issue Set To Help Africa Go ‘Green’...A Way Of Bankrolling A Clean Energy Revolution
A bond is a type of loan or an IOU which companies, governments or banks use to finance projects. The issuer is obliged to pay back the debt within a time agreed and with a certain interest. What warrants the “green” label is that the proceeds are allocated to climate and environment-friendly projects. 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.
Dawn: Can Karachi and Lahore do what Pakistan cannot?
Whereas major nations continue to debate about climate change, some of the world’s most responsible cities are actually taking far effective practical measures to tackle this issue. In this regard, C40 Cities Climate Leadership is a group of world’s leading cities working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; it is estimated that by 2030, these emissions can be reduced by more than 1 billion tonnes/year.
Cities Today: Outdoor advertising impacts cities positively, according to new report
The report includes a foreword from Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro and Chairman of C40, the climate leadership group with whom Clear Channel Outdoor are partnering. Mayor Paes wrote: “We are making ambitious and important pledges to our citizens: to ensure our cities grow sustainably, enabling citizens to live and work happily. Mayors and politicians need to work with business and with civil society organisations to fulfil these promises. This report clearly demonstrates how out of home advertising can make an important and valuable contribution.”
Sustainable Cities Collective: How Cities and Regions May Save One Fifth of Nation's Carbon Emissions
Actions by cities and regions could save the lion's share of global greenhouse gas emissions not accounted for at the national level by 2020, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)... C40 includes 36 cities with targets who recently reported their community emissions to the CDP, with base (or reference) years ranging from 2005 to 2013. The majority of targets were for 2020, 2025 or 2030.
Business Wire: Global Energy and Urban Sustainability Leaders to Convene at IDEA2015 Conference to Explore Utility Transformation Opportunities
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative calls for accelerated global deployment of district energy in cities to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen local economies. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership, USDN Network and US EPA Clean Power Plan all recognize district energy/CHP as strategic energy infrastructure.