C40 in the News
Reuters: Ten cities leading the way with innovative local action on climate change
Dar es Salaam, Auckland and the Rocky Mountains city of Fort Collins in the United States were among 10 cities honoured with awards this week for their efforts to reduce carbon emissions at a time when city initiatives are seen as crucial to meeting global climate change targets.
The Times of India: London and Bengaluru join hands to lead a global partnership on tackling air pollution
London and Bengaluru will jointly lead a global partnership of 20 other cities from across the globe on tackling air pollution in urban centres.
Evening Standard: Toxic air sensors for up to 1,000 sites in London as part of new pollution trial
London is to trial a monitoring system which will analyse toxic air at up to 1,000 hotspots, including near schools, hospitals and construction projects.
La Presse: Cities are the "new face of leadership" on the climate, says Obama
Former US President Barack Obama believes that cities, states and non-profit organizations represent "the new face of leadership" on the climate. He made these comments on Tuesday at a summit of mayors from around the world that included the Mayor of Montreal, Valerie Plante.
ThinkProgress: Here are 5 U.S. cities that are taking innovative action on climate change
As part of the North American Climate Summit, five cities from across the United States — as well as five other cities from around the world — were honored by the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for their work to implement progressive climate policies at a city level.
Forbes: Cities Are Where The Most Inspiring And Innovative Experiments Are To Fight Climate Change
Today, when so much attention is focused on the actions of national governments in this era of Trump, Merkel and Putin, we have another reminder that there are other crucial actors in this drama—cities. At a ceremony in Chicago, 10 cities from around the world, from Copenhagen to Washington, DC, are being honored for their innovative efforts to fight climate change.
La Nacion: Buenos Aires, líder contra el cambio climático
La ciudad de Buenos Aires se comprometió, junto a otras 24 metrópolis del mundo agrupadas en la red internacional C40, a reducir sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) hasta llegar a cero, en 2050. Un plazo largo desde la perspectiva doméstica, pero ambicioso desde la práctica.
Triple Pundit: Global Competition Launches to Transform Brownfield and Underused Sites Worldwide
The “Reinventing Cities” initiative to date has identified 46 underutilized spaces worldwide to redevelop. The underused sites include brownfield sites, abandoned buildings, a mothballed airport, historic mansions, underused parking lots and garages, and even a shuttered incinerator and landfill. C40 and the participating cities are searching for artists, architects, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists to work together and compete for opportunities to transform these sites into leading examples of urban sustainability and resiliency.
La Repubblica: Scali abbandonati a Milano, si parte da Porta Genova e dal modello Mercato metropolitano
Cultura, design, sport e spazi per i giovani: così rivivrà Porta Genova, il primo degli ex scali ferroviari che sarà restituito alla città. In attesa della riqualificazione complessiva di tutte e sette le zone di binari dismessi della città, Palazzo Marino ha definito il perimetro della convenzione che nei prossimi giorni sarà stipulata con il Gruppo Fs - proprietario delle aree - in base alla quale verrà confezionato il bando per affidare, in utilizzo temporaneo, lo scalo a due passi dai Navigli.
The Conversation: COP 23: three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change
Given that cities already account for 75% of the world’s energy use and 76% of carbon dioxide emissions, there’s a growing focus on how urban planning and design can reduce emissions and help humanity to adapt to the impacts of climate change.