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.
Mayor Crivella Commits to Make the Streets of Rio Free from Fossil Fuels by 2030
Rio de Janeiro joins 27 C40 cities worldwide in committing to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure a major area of the city is zero emission by 2030.
Mayor of Medellín Federico Gutiérrez calls for Latin American cities to embrace zero emission transport and lead the world on climate action
Mayor Federico Gutiérrez hosts World Cities Summit in Medellín, and calls upon all Latin American cities to accelerate progress on air quality and zero emission transportation. Rio de Janeiro and Santiago announce commitment to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure a major area of the city is zero emission by 2030, joining 26 other cities worldwide in the declaration.
Guadalajara, Hermosillo and Monterrey to electrify major bus routes, cutting prices and improving air quality.
Electric buses will soon be introduced on the streets of Guadalajara, Hermosillo, and Monterrey, providing a new healthier way to travel. These cities will be supported by the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) to develop the business case for introducing electric bus systems in each city. Electric buses save 50-60% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel buses, as well as bringing significant air quality benefits and improving the health of passengers and residents. Citizens can also expect to see decreased noise pollution, reduced congestion and travel times.
Mayor of New Orleans Launches Mentorship Program to Empower Next Generation of Women Climate Leaders
Today, the City of New Orleans, in partnership with C40 and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced the launch of a new mentorship program to support the next generation of women climate leaders.
Businesses, Investors, Cities, States and Regions come together to call on National Governments to Deliver New Climate Ambition at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019
Businesses, investors, cities and regions released a call to National Governments today, laying out their expectations for the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Climate Summit to be held in September 2019 in NYC.
Five Southeast Asian Cities Commit to Delivering their Share of the Paris Agreement
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Quezon City agree to develop Climate Action Plans that rapidly cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions to deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement
A sustainable diet by 2030 is key to solving the climate emergency
Food is one of the biggest sources of consumption-based emissions in the world’s biggest cities. Action could cut greenhouse gas emissions from the food we eat by more than 60%, prevent 170 thousand deaths and $600 billion per year.
New Research Shows How Urban Consumption Drives Global Emissions
New ways of measuring the climate footprint of urban areas to include consumption – what urban business and citizens use, eat, and wear, and how these things are made and transported – show that actors in global cities have a greater influence over global emissions than we previously thought.