Press Release: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Elected as New Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced today in Rio de Janeiro that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been elected to succeed Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes as C40 Chair. The C40 Steering Committee elected her unanimously to the position, where she will provide strategic direction and governance to the organization.
Press Release: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Elected C40 Vice Chair
Mayor Khan will represent European Mayors in Network of Megacities London, UK (20 July 2016) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan was elected to the role of Vice Chair on the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee today, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network of megacities committed to action on climate change.
Press Release: New financing options for climate-resilient urban infrastructure
Siemens, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Citi launch report outlining new mechanisms to boost large-scale capital for climate action in cities. Report also outlines innovative ways to leverage incentives in climate financing.
Press Release: EU Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors launch largest global coalition of cities committed to fighting climate change
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy will combine efforts and leadership to accelerate climate action at the local level worldwide. Brussels, 22 June 2016 - Today, the world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change. This single initiative will create the largest global coalition of cities committed to climate leadership, building on the commitments of more than 7,100 cities from 119 countries and six continents, representing more than 600 million inhabitants, over 8% of the world’s population. The launch of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy comes six months after the historic Paris climate change conference, where cities were crucial voices in shaping and advocating for a strong global agreement, and is a historic and powerful response by the world’s local leaders to the urgent climate challenge.
Press Release: Wuhan and Shenzhen Pioneer Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Effort to Tackle Climate Change
Wuhan and Shenzhen will become the first cities in China to develop comprehensive inventories of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using a global and UN recognized standard. Supported by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, of which both cities are members and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the inventories will use the international gold standard, the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC). This process, made possible with funding from the British philanthropy Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is a crucial step towards understanding and reducing a city’s emissions.
Press Release: Dalian and Chengdu Become Eighth and Ninth Chinese Megacities to Join C40’s Global Network
Chinese megacities Dalian and Chengdu have joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, affirming the commitment of the cities and their Mayors Xiao Shengfeng and Tang Liangzhi to tackling climate change. The move by two more Chinese megacities reveals the determination of mayors to create low carbon and resilient economies, in support of the Chinese government’s commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Press Release: C40 Congratulates New Town Kolkata on Success in The India Smart Cities Challenge
New Town Kolkata was today announced as one of 13 cities selected for the India Smart Cities Challenge. The city was ranked number six out of the cities selected. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), which supported New Town Kolkata in their application, congratulates all of those involved in this major achievement for the city’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Press Release: Cities Define Key Obstacles to Achieving Climate Goals and Solutions to Overcome Them
For the first time, representatives from more than 80 of the world’s largest cities have revealed the barriers that are limiting their ambitions to tackle climate change, in a new analysis released today by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). Unlocking Climate Action in Megacities also presents a corresponding set of innovative and replicable solutions to overcome these challenges.
Press Release: Major coalition launched to make economic case for better cities
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2016: On Thursday the New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make the economic case for better urban development globally.
Press Release: Applications Open For C40 Cities Awards 2016. Leadership In Urban Climate Action To Be Recognised In Global Competition
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today launched a global call for submissions to the C40 Cities Awards 2016. All cities demonstrating leadership in climate action are encouraged to apply for a chance to be recognised in the world’s foremost sustainability awards.