The City of Bogota, Colombia, has launched an innovative pilot project to spur the use of electric vehicles in Bogota’s center‐city taxi fleet.
La ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia, ha lanzado un proyecto piloto innovador para incentivar el uso de vehículos eléctricos en la flota de taxis del centro de la ciudad.
A project to close one of the world’s largest landfills, the 927-acre Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City will stem the city’s largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while creating renewable energy and local jobs. Developed in close collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), the project represents a model for reducing GHG emissions through sustainable solid waste management that can be replicated around the world.
Un proyecto para cerrar uno de los vertederos de basura más grandes del mundo, el Vertedero Bordo Poniente de 927 acres en la Ciudad de México, contendrá la fuente más grande de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) de la ciudad y creará energía renovable y empleos locales. Desarrollado en estrecha colaboración con el programa de Ciudades de la Iniciativa Climática Clinton (Clinton Climate Initiative - CCI) y su socio, el Grupo de Liderazgo del Clima de Grandes Ciudades (C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group), el proyecto representará un modelo para reducir las emisiones de GEI a través de la gestión de residuos sólidos capaz de repetirse en todo el mundo.
On 6 December 2011, the City of Johannesburg (CoJ), with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and global engineering consultancy Arup, will be hosting a side-event to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) at the Local Government Pavilion to discuss climate change in megacities.
Today, President Bill Clinton and new York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the expanded alliance between the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the Cities Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation. Mayor Bloomberg serves as the Chair of the C40.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has invited 140 of the world’s most populated cities to report information on their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies, as part of the second annual disclosure cycle of its CDP Cities program. CDP is also asking cities, for the first time, to report on their water use and water risks alongside their carbon and climate change activities, due to the significant risk this finite resource poses to cities.
Press Release: Mayor Villaraigosa, the Clinton Climate Initiative and C40 Announce First-of-its-Kind Program in the Country to Retrofit Commercial Buildings
Today Mayor Villaraigosa launched the LA Commercial Building Performance Partnership, an innovative, Recovery Act-funded program which will help owners of commercial properties make their buildings more energy and water efficient, while saving tenants money and stimulating the local economy. Through the LA Commercial Building Performance Partnership, building owners can access free energy assessments, as well as financing at competitive rates to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of their energy upgrades. The City of Los Angeles designed the program in collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). This program is also part of Energy Upgrade California, a state-wide initiative to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings.
Press Release: Clinton Climate Initiative/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Program Breaks Ground in Latin America
The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, today announced that Rio de Janeiro, a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), has become the first city to test hybrid buses as part of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program. The City of Rio will start to test buses this month with more cities following soon. The goal of the CCI/C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program is to develop a market for fuel efficient, low-carbon buses in Latin America, and was developed at the request of C40 Cities.
Press Release: C40 Releases Groundbreaking Research on the Importance and Impact of Cities on Climate Change
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) released two landmark reports today that emphasize the critical role of measurement and transparency in tackling climate change in megacities. The reports, released during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo (May 31 – June 2), demonstrate the current and potential impact of Cities confronting climate change and opportunities to build a low carbon future ? helping Cities to focus future activity on areas that will accelerate mitigation and adaptation.