C40 in the News
Curbed: Cities, on front lines of climate change, can make outsized difference
Cities are essential to fighting climate change, according to new research released today, both oversized contributors to the problem, but also, with the right policy, potential saviors when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. Toward a Healthier World, a new report released by C40, a global network of cities committed to confronting climate change, argues that progressive urban policy can not only make a significant dent in the problem, but benefit the economy at the same time.
Radio-Canada: Des fondations en renfort pour permettre à Montréal de devenir carboneutre en 2050
La Ville de Montréal s'associe avec la Fondation David Suzuki et la Fondation familiale Trottier dans sa lutte contre les changements climatiques. Dans le cadre d'une entente inusitée qui durera deux ans, les deux fondations verseront à la Ville au moins 250 000 $ qui lui serviront entre autres à réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Emerging cities could attract $29 trillion in climate-cash - World Bank
Cities in emerging markets could attract $29 trillion in climate-related investments like green buildings and electric vehicles over the next decade, the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) said on Thursday.
The Weather Channel: UN: World Faces 'Impossible' Task, Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change
"The science also shows emission reduction potential from other actors such as regional and local governments and businesses – is very large. That means that initiatives like the C40 cities coalition must be commended and supported," Msuya said, referring to a network of 96 cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., that are working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: European mayors urge wider political push to step up climate action
European cities are seeking greater recognition and support for their pioneering efforts to tackle climate change, both from national governments and the European Union, mayors leading the charge said on Wednesday.
The Conversation: Americans elected mayors who care about climate change
Mayors with pro-environmental agendas aren’t just popular. I believe they are an important part of the answer to the global challenge of climate change.
La Vanguardia: Respuesta al cambio climático
En calidad de líderes de la red de ciudades C40, estamos trabajando para reducir con rapidez las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y, así, poder limitar el aumento de la temperatura mundial a 1,5°C. Además, somos conscientes de que las ciudades no pueden cumplir los compromisos alcanzados en el acuerdo de París si nuestras acciones no sirven a su vez para disminuir las desigualdades y ofrecer justicia social a toda la ciudadanía.
Americas Quarterly: How cities in Latin America can turn great ideas into reality
We live in a world where there are still more than 1,500 million people without electricity; a little less than a billion have no drinking water and more than 2.5 billion have no access to basic hygiene. According to Citi GPS (Global Perspectives and Solutions), Citi's research division worldwide will need the exorbitant $ 59 billion in infrastructure investment - the equivalent of 30 times the Brazil's annual production - over the next 15 years to match the pace of population growth, replace obsolete facilities and meet the standards of economic development. Since the majority of the world's population lives in cities, urban areas will have the greatest need for investment.
U.S. News & World Report: David Miller on Cities and Climate Change
The North American leader of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group outlines what cities are doing well – and can do better – in the wake of the recent U.N. climate report.
The Economist: California leads subnational efforts to curb climate change
New research presented in San Francisco by the C40 group of big cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors, which groups more than 9,000 municipalities, finds that climate policies such as boosting energy efficiency and decarbonising public transport and power generation could create 14m new jobs and prevent 1.3m premature pollution-related deaths a year by 2030.