C40 in the News
Lanacion (Spanish): International meeting of mayors in the city
The city of Buenos Aires will host today the First Latin American Forum of Mayors C40, which will launch a program of actions to strengthen comprehensive policies to prevent the effects of climate change.
Radio France: Paris invites European mayors to discuss climate
Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and Mark Watts, C40 Executive Director, on the role of Cities and Mayors at COP 21 in Paris.
Vancouver Sun: Vancouver ups the ante on urban sustainability
Experts from some of the other cities that have made 100 per cent renewable commitments [will be] convened by two prestigious networks of cities to which Vancouver belongs: C40 and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Environment Guru: the state of Australian Cities
"Capital City Lord Mayors work at international level through the C40, and are trying to put into place policies around sustainability. I think work is progressing despite their not being a federal policy. Cities provide opportunities for solutions..."
IIED: helping local governments reduce the risk from the next disaster
A session about the new platform featured presentations both from local governments in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and from a wide range of expert groups, such as design, engineering, and construction firm AECOM and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Innovative Empire State Building Program Cuts $7.5M in Energy Costs Over Past Three Years
“The Empire State Building retrofit project is a leading example of the power of C40’s network approach; its continued performance has provided hard evidence for megacities the world over taking steps to improve building energy efficiency in the private sector. This is truly an example to follow for other ambitious megacities,” said Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
The City Fix: Four inspirations for sustainable transport from Rio
Rio and Mayor Eduardo Paes, also chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Alliance, are building sustainable urban solutions that can inspire.
Informed Infrastructure: C40 Launches City Climate Change Hazard Taxonomy for Public Comment
Already the Taxonomy is being used to support the inclusion of adaptation goals in the Compact of Mayors the world’s largest cooperative effort by mayors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress and prepare for the impacts of climate change. It offers a mechanism to structure the collection of data from cities about their planning and action to improve city resilience to and reduce vulnerability to climate change.
Julia Lipton begins as Sydney’s C40 adviser
Ms Lipton will work with the City of Sydney to drive emissions savings in industry sectors, as well as create a model for other cities to use.
C40 grows to 75 member cities
Amman, Durban, Jaipur, Quito, and Salvador...represent an estimated 21 million people and have each demonstrated strong leadership in climate action in their regions.