C40 in the News
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."
UN special envoy Bloomberg praises PM Modi's green steps
"One of the best forums for sharing urban strategies is the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group...Delhi and Mumbai are both members, and we're optimistic that more Indian cities will be joining us."
The City Fix (Embarq): Addis Ababa on the frontier of sustainable transport for African cities
Addis Ababa also has plans in progress for a future bus rapid transit (BRT) system, and this week welcomed a new City Advisor for low-carbon development through its role in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Rockefeller Foundation: Building Climate Change Resilience in Cities - The Private Sector's Role
By building systems that address a number of interconnected issues linked to disruption and climate change, cities can not only survive disasters, but also fortify their social and economic foundations for the future.
Climate Change Policy and Practice: Global Climate Governance in 2014 in Retrospect
A number of global meetings and initiatives also sought to keep climate change on the agenda at multiple decision-making levels and across different economic sectors. These included the first World Summit of Regions for Climate, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit...the inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)...among others.
The Economist: Urban infrastructure insights 2015
"A lot of our success comes from listening to inspirational narratives from exceptional city leaders talking about what they accomplished, what challenges they faced, and how they overcame them,” Mr Watts says. The more these leaders share their successes—and failures—the more quickly good solutions can be implemented around the world.
Beyond City Limits: Potential cost savings from conserving water sources
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association, provides evidence about how protecting water at its source improves water quality and where it is most cost effective.
EMBARQ's City Fix: Six Mayors Who Bike
American Society of Landscape Architects: Cites and Transportation
Out of the C40’s list of the top things cities can do to reduce climate change, 14 relate to transportation and urban development.
Shaping tomorrow’s cities at World Future Energy Summit
“Mayors across the globe are forging ahead with programs and policies that not only make their cities greener, healthier places to live, but also drive economic benefits,” said Mark Watts, executive director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and moderator of the “Cities as Leaders on Climate Action” panel.