Press Release: Research shows that climate action can have a positive impact on the economic and social wellbeing of cities
Following the historic climate deal agreed upon at COP21 in Paris, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) has today launched new research highlighting the wide range of economic and social benefits arising from city climate action. With cities setting the pace and scope of climate action until the COP21 agreement comes into force in 2020, the research is intended to help mayors and city leaders win the political argument for taking urgent and ambitious climate action.
Press Release: Novo Nordisk and C40 partner to improve environment and health in cities
Novo Nordisk and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced a research-based partnership aimed at establishing that green policies in cities are beneficial to both the state of the environment and the health of their citizens. The collaboration will see the organisations’ expertise and specialist knowledge combine to generate new insights on a range of co-benefits of climate action – in particular the health of city populations.
Press Release: Cities to set the pace and scope of progress until any COP21 deal kicks in; C40 and Arup identify priority climate actions for cities over the next five years
Paris (8 December, 2015) – The world’s greatest cities are taking decisive action right now on climate change; and they’re just getting started. With increased resources and financing, along with more support from national political leaders, the progress made by cities could increase threefold. Research published today by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Arup identifies the 27,000 specific activities, programmes, procurements, and policies that cities could implement over the coming years.
Press Release: C40, Germany & IADB Achieve Major Breakthrough For Developing Cities - $1 Billion In Green Infrastructure Unlocked Within Four Years
Paris (December 4, 2015) – Green infrastructure is no longer out-of-reach for cities in developing countries thanks to the launch of the C40 Cities Finance Facility, a major project by C40 Cities, Germany and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to provide the skills, technical assistance and connections to funding opportunities needed to unlock up to $1 billion worth of sustainable infrastructure in cities across low and middle-income countries by 2020. This transformative partnership between C40, Germany and IADB, launched today at the C40 Forum, reinforces the joint commitment to bring practical solutions to unlock the potential of all cities to deliver action on climate change.
Press Release: 10 Global Cities Win Prestigious C40 Cities Awards
Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the third-annual C40 Cities Awards, recognizing ten global cities for their leadership in tackling climate change across key sectors. The Awards ceremony was held on Thursday night in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations.
Press Release: MasterCard and C40 Partner to Rally Megacities Around Sustainable Mobility
Paris, France – December 3, 2015 – As heads of state gather for the COP21 climate talks in Paris, MasterCard and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced a partnership to connect Chinese and global megacities in a first-of-a-kind ‘Mobility Management’ network.
Press Release: From Copenhagen to Paris, cities and mayors are leading the way on climate action
Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and research partner Arup released Climate Action in Megacities (CAM 3.0), a groundbreaking and definitive assessment of how the world’s leading mayors have taken on the urgent challenge of climate change. Since the last major COP in Copenhagen, C40 cities have taken 10,000 climate actions – a doubling of actions in just six years – and have committed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 3 Gt CO2 by 2030, equivalent to the annual carbon output of India.
Press Release: C40 Debuts Global Pro Bono Ad Campaign to Highlight Climate Action in Megacities
2 November 2015 (London, UK) – Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) debuted its first ad for #CitiesAreKey, a global pro bono advertising campaign designed to underscore the leadership role mayors and urban citizens are playing to tackle climate change on the road to the international climate talks in Paris, and beyond.
Press Release: One third of the world’s remaining safe carbon budget could be determined by urban policy decisions in the next five years
Washington, D.C. (8 October, 2015) - The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced a new report today, which demonstrates that urban policy decisions before 2020 could determine up to a third of the remaining global carbon budget that is not already ‘locked-in’ by past decisions.
Press Release: 33 Finalist Projects Selected for C40 Cities Awards
Today, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the 33 finalists competing in ten urban climate action categories for the third-annual C40 Cities Awards, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and global electric vehicle leader BYD Company Ltd. Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate serves as Chair of the C40 Cities Awards Jury Panel. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to take place in Paris on December 3, during the COP21 climate negotiations.