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The Nature Conservancy & C40 Release Urban Water Blueprint

Today, The Nature Conservancy released a report analyzing the state of water resources for 530 cities worldwide. The report – Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge – and interactive websitewere done in partnership with C40 and the International Water Association, and offer recommendations for how to revitalize strained water resources…

In Conversation: C40’s Johanna Partin leads discussion with USDN and the Cities of London & Curitiba

For the second year in a row, C40 and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) teamed up to bring a couple of international C40 cities to USDN’s annual meeting, held last month in Houston. C40’s Regional Director for North America, Johanna Partin, sat down with select participants to get their thoughts on the exchange. Johanna…

12 cities and 12 hundred participants gather in Rotterdam to talk deltas and climate change

Last month, concurrent with the UN Climate Summit, twelve C40 cities and more than 1200 people gathered in Rotterdam to attend the Second Deltas in Times of Climate Change Conference, supported by C40. Representatives from Tokyo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Melbourne, New Orleans, Copenhagen, London, Venice, and Washington DC joined their…

C40’s Mark Watts: Can Cities Carry the Weight of the World?

Response Magazine, a publication of pre-eminent engineering firm Ramboll, recently included C40 Executive Director Mark Watts in both a feature story and exclusive Q&A. The issue focuses on resource optimization, particularly how city officials and other decision-makers can ensure an approach that will sustain future generations. In an article entitled “Call for Action: Cities Stepping…

C40 Teams Up with Ford Foundation on New ‘Compact & Connected’ Cities Network

With funding from the Ford Foundation, C40 is launching our newest C40 network on ‘Compact and Connected’ Cities, which will focus on making cities more accessible through transit oriented development plans. The network is designed to help cities share best practices from around the world and access tools and technical expertise needed to reduce urban…

London Could Become a National Park … Sign Up to Be a Founder!

Sign-up now to show your support in making London a national park in Britain—and be entered into the list of its founders!

C40 Makes a Splash During Climate Week

During Climate Week NYC, C40 garnered major media coverage around our activities and announcements, and we thought we’d share some highlights. Cities were a major player during the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit on Tuesday of Climate Week, where C40 and partners announced Compact of Mayorsand released new data on both the emissions reductions global cities have already…

Cities to Take Center Stage During Climate Week

Next week, environmental groups and business and government leaders from around the world will convene in New York City for Climate Week NYC, sponsored by C40 partners, the Climate Group and CDP. C40 cities represent more than 500 million people around the world, making us a significant voice demanding climate action of world’s leaders. Because of…

Expert Voices: Ritt Bjerregaard, former Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, on her role as a judge for the City Climate Leadership Awards

Once again I have had the honour to serve as a judge for the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards, taking place during Climate Week NYC in September. Over the past few months, the other judges and I have read and evaluated no less than 31 shortlisted projects – chosen from 87 total entries –…

C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes Featured in Cities Today

This month’s issue of Cities Today – a magazine for urban planners and other city experts – featured an interview with C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Mayor Paes. In the interview, Mayor Paes talks about his goals as the new chair of C40 Cities, and shares the major sustainability efforts his city has…

Unleashing the power of data for Good

By James Hodson, Bloomberg R&D Humans solve problems by identifying the common patterns that can unlock similarities, explain differences, and relate diverse facts into a coherent whole. As the number of sources of information grows, systems become more complex, and social interactions take hold, decision making becomes hard; more an art than a science, prone…

12 Twitter Handles You Should Follow

Nearly 16,000 of you follow C40 Cities on Twitter – and we do our best to keep you up to date with everything important when it comes to cities and climate change. Each day, more and more voices join the conversation about cities and climate action happening in the Twitterverse, and we’re pleased that so many of…

Research Spotlight: C40 Cities Lead the Way in Measurement & Reporting – Infographic

In this next installment of the C40 Research Spotlight series, we present findings from this year’s CDP Cities reporting cycle. A record 61 C40 cities reported to CDP in 2014. The results show that C40 cities are leading the way in measuring and reporting emissions, risks, and taking mitigation and adaptation actions. Cities have been doing…

New Report Shows Cities Realize Economic Benefits of Taking Actions to Protect Against Climate Change Impacts

Today, C40, its partner CDP and AECOM released Protecting Our Capital, a new report that highlights the risks climate change poses to businesses in cities – and shows how city government climate adaptation actions are contributing to business resilience. Of the 207 cities surveyed in the report, 75 percent report that climate change impacts threaten the…

31 Finalist Projects Announced for 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

Today, Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the 31 projects representing 26 cities that have been selected as finalists for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards. Of these projects, which demonstrate leadership in taking climate action, winners in each of ten categories will be announced at the second annual Awards Ceremony…