C40 in the News
The Economic Times: Jaipur joins global league to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
"The C40 network keeps growing because more and more cities are finding opportunities to confront climate change in ways that improve people's lives today," said UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board Michael R Bloomberg.
Washington Post: D.C. sustainability chief joins international climate change group
Brendan Shane, the chief of the Office of Policy and Sustainability at the D.C. Department of the Environment, has left the agency to serve as North American regional director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, an international organization focused on climate change in metropolitan areas with populations of more than 10 million.
Zululand Observer: Everything you need to know about Earth Hour
Johannesburg also contributed by hosting the prestigious C40 Climate Leadership Summit of megacities in 2014 where city mayor Parks Tau noted that the City is investing R110-billion in climate change initiatives over a 10-year period, starting in 2012.
Reuters: From parks to jobs, disaster prevention gets a makeover
Katie Vines, head of adaptation research for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, says a big innovation in boosting resilience to disasters and climate change is to combine those efforts with other improvements for local communities.
Bamoi: Business in Brief
“Reducing carbon emissions and becoming more climate resilient is a key priority and major challenge for the world’s megacities and their business communities,” said James Alexander, Head of the Finance and Economic Development Initiative at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of the world’s biggest cities working to become more sustainable.
Environment Guru: Global cities set the pace
City officials want to know what has worked in other cities, and how exactly it was achieved, so they can learn from collective experience. C40 connects and supports these city officials. The latest example of this collective endeavour is Urban Efficiency: a Global Survey of Building Energy Efficiency Policies in Cities. Anyone who reads it will be left in no doubt that cities are leading the way.
How cities creating sustainable future for all: mayor of Rio de Janeiro
At the December climate talks in Paris, the global community must pave the way for a zero carbon future. Mayors are doing their part, leading the way by confronting the world as it is, taking pragmatic action on climate change -- but also endeavoring to cut through the politics in the international arena by delivering and demonstrating solutions, data and models for action that can be replicated.
The Arctic Institute: Harnessing the Power of Information Sharing Systems
Staff at C40 help to facilitate peer-to-peer exchanges of knowledge, support, and novel ideas in developing policies, programs, or projects connected to the groups theme.
Cities Today: C40 announces the appointment of new City Advisers in eight global cities
“C40 received an overwhelmingly positive response to the inaugural call for applications, a clear sign of both the ambitious climate goals of our member cities and the value of a C40 resource on the ground,” Jared Pruzan, Manager of C40′s City Adviser Programme, told Cities Today.
The Fifth Estate: Citibank’s billions in climate action “not charity”
Citi Group has announced a $100 billion commitment to financing and supporting projects around the world that will reduce the impacts of climate change and create sustainable solutions including renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport projects...Some of these actions will be delivered as part of the Citi for Cities program, which has been developed in partnership with the C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network."