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C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

C40 Cities unites global mayors and youth to tackle the climate emergency

Recognising that the climate crisis demands new kinds of partnerships and ideas, the Global Youth and Mayors Forum is designed to ensure that all voices are represented in global decision-making. 

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

Mayors put forward a 'green and just' Covid-19 recovery plan

The C40 Cities network has announced its agenda for delivering a sustainable and equitable recovery plan from the pandemic and calls for support for the vision from national government.

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Danish municipalities launch ambitious climate action plans

Samsø and Sønderborg have launched their strategies as part of the Danish Deadline 2020 project, DK2020, which is aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors come together to lead Covid-19 recovery task force

Chaired by the mayor of Milan, the task force has been established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis. 

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

Global mayors launch Covid-19 recovery task force

The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

The city has launched the first of 10 projects that aim to lower neighbourhood temperatures and advance the goals of the LA mayor’s Green New Deal.

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm have pledged to reduce emissions from construction as new research is released.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.