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Latest C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Stories

2013-09-04 16:22:44

-- Ten winning cities from around the world -- Ten categories encompassing the most important aspects of climate action -- C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: "Using innovative local approaches, cities are having an impact on climate change globally." LONDON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards at a ceremony held this evening at the Crystal in...

2013-08-20 00:20:36

Global Prize Competition Highlights Excellence in Urban Sustainability NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the 29 finalist cities competing in 10 categories for the initial City Climate Leadership Awards. The winners will be named at the Awards presentation event in London, at the Crystal on September 4, 2013. The finalists identified are: ----------------------------- Africa...

2013-04-25 08:24:50

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report being released today by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) shows the very promising results of new, clean bus technology which could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, noise and overall pollution in the world's leading urban centers. Announced by C40 Chair, New York City Michael R. Bloomberg at the New York Times Building Sustainable Cities conference, the Hybrid and Electric Bus Test Program, an initiative...

2013-04-19 08:21:32

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. "Cities around the world -- particularly C40 cities -- are leading the way in taking meaningful actions to protect the planet and grow our economies in...

2012-06-19 02:23:57

C40 Chair New York City Mayor Bloomberg, President Clinton, Rio Mayor Paes and 33 C40 Cities Convene in Rio C40 Cities' existing actions will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 248 million tonnes in 2020; potential reduction could be over 1 billion tonnes by 2030 C40 launches Solid Waste Network in partnership with the World Bank and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition C40 and United States Environmental Protection Agency announce web platform to facilitate knowledge and best...

2012-01-24 09:00:00

New public-private partnership pilot project announced to launch 50 electric vehicle taxis in capital district Will cut down operating costs, gas consumption and improve air quality NEW YORK and BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Bogota, Colombia, has launched an innovative pilot project to spur the use of electric vehicles in Bogota's center-city taxi fleet. "Bogota's electric vehicle taxi project is a significant achievement, which...

2011-12-22 08:30:00

C40-CCI collaboration on landfill closure project will generate renewable energy and drive one of the largest reductions of greenhouse gas emissions associated with solid waste management globally NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A project to close one of the world's largest landfills, the 927-acre Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City will stem the city's largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while creating renewable energy and local jobs. Developed in...

2011-06-01 12:48:00

Standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions will boost cities ability to access funding and implement actions SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

2011-05-31 19:51:00

Greenhouse gas emissions and analysis of climate change actions across over 40 megacities is reported for the first time SAO PAULO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) released two landmark reports today that emphasize the critical role of measurement and transparency in tackling climate change in megacities. The reports, released during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo (May 31 - June 2), demonstrate the current and potential...