World’s 26 Best Climate Projects Compete For The 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards
Today, C40 and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the 26 city finalists for the 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards. Representing the most ambitious and impactful projects by mayors to tackle the global climate crisis, the sixth annual C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards celebrates the best projects across seven categories that define this year’s theme – The Future We Want.
C40 Response to the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)
In response to the publication of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo, said: “The IPCC report on Oceans and Ice published today makes for shocking reading. It is yet more evidence from the world's top scientists that we are in the midst of a climate emergency..."
Cities urge all national governments to join them and act on climate
Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen & Host of C40 World Mayors Summit, Frank Jensen respond to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit in New York. Cities urge all national governments to join them and act on climate.
Jennifer Beals to become C40 Goodwill Ambassador
Award winning actress and activist Jennifer Beals will raise awareness of city action to address the climate crisis, with a particular focus on youth activism and promoting climate education. Beals will also play a leading role in C40’s Women4Climate Initiative, celebrating the incredible climate leadership being delivered by women around the world.
Boston and Stockholm Advance Towards Zero Waste
Boston and Stockholm join 25 other cities, states and regions committed to C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration. Combined, the 27 signatories will avoid disposal of at least 140 million tons of waste by 2030.
Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Jakarta and Liverpool commit to rid fossil fuels from city streets by 2030
Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Jakarta and Liverpool are the latest pioneering cities committing to ensure a major area of the city is zero emission by 2030 and to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025. 34 cities worldwide are now committed to C40’s Green and Healthy Streets Declaration - benefitting a total population of 165.5 million.
Oslo and Heidelberg Commit to Make New Buildings “Net Zero Carbon” by 2030
Oslo and Heidelberg Commit to Make New Buildings “Net Zero Carbon” by 2030. Regulations and planning policy will also target existing buildings to make them net zero carbon by 2050 to ensure cities deliver on the highest goals of Paris Agreement.
Government of Moscow Commits to Make the Streets of Moscow green and healthy by 2030
Moscow has joined 28 pioneering cities in committing to ensure a major area of the city is free from exhaust gases by 2030 and procure only zero-emission buses from 2025.
C40 Chair and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Condemns Burning of Amazon Rainforest as “Crime Against Humanity.”
“The lungs of our shared planet are on fire. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important common goods of humanity, and it is being burnt because of the irresponsible behaviour of a small number of international politicians and corporate executives.
Stockholm Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr elected as C40 Cities Steering Committee Member
Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr of Stockholm has been elected to the C40 Cities Steering Committee, the governing body providing strategic direction for the global network of 94 cities committed to taking bold climate action and cleaning the air we breathe.