Buenos Aires, a C40 city, announced that a bus rapid transit (BRT) system -- the first in Argentina -- went into operation today. BRT systems are networks of dedicated fast-lanes and stations for high-capacity buses, which can provide a clean and affordable alternative to cars and taxis.
We are pleased to share that Itaú is a sponsor of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Itaú is recognized globally for its sustainability efforts. Zeca Rudge, Itaú Unibanco’s vice president for Institutional Relations, recently shared his thoughts with us about climate change and the Summit.
One of the more accessible, economically inviting and impactful actions cities can take to address climate change involves making existing buildings more energy efficient. Here, the Director of CCI’s Building Retrofit Program shares her perspective on the opportunities and barriers to large-scale climate action in the building sector. Arah has been with CCI for over three years, and previously worked in real estate development in the private and public sectors. At the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, she will participate in the session on Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, which looks at a range of retrofitting options from across the C40, with an emphasis on funding mechanisms and policy drivers.
C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, appeared on BBC News yesterday to discuss the upcoming C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo and discuss the crucial role that Mayors play as leaders on climate issues.