Catalan Foundation Rezero Works Towards a Zero Waste Europe
Working closely with municipalities, regional and national governments, and at European level, Rezero promotes policies and good practices to reduce waste.
Danish cities engage climate action planning in line with the Paris Agreement
Municipalities now have access to tools to help them create new policies to reduce carbon emissions.
Time for Barcelona to “Hit Refresh”
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes in the city’s economy: fuel innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve Barcelona residents’ quality of life.
This crisis will reshape the way we understand city living
Tel Aviv Foundation’s CEO says city leaders need to listen and be patient to learn from the current crisis. Also, the large events and crowds won’t be back for some time, but that could be a good thing
Tel Aviv Foundation CEO shares her view of what makes a Smart City
Tel Aviv, one of the early recipients of the Smart City Award, has expanded its leadership with the introduction of new tools, such as the new “City Coin” In 2014, Tel Aviv was awarded with the Smart City prize at the Smart City Expo World Congress. Since then, the city has expanded its leadership in […]
Biggest Ever Climate Demonstrations Taking Place in Europe
Today more than three million people have taken to the streets in support of the Global Climate Strikes Once again youth organisers led the strikes, as they have been doing since Greta Thunberg started the first school strike in August 2018. This time, however, they were joined by adults representing trade unions, charities and thousands […]
“Why we support the Global Climate Strikes”
Young people are telling us that the climate emergency demands an emergency response. We couldn’t agree more. Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo; Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio; Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen today released the following statement in support of the […]
4.9 GW of wind energy added in Europe in 2019
Europe installed 2.9 GW of onshore wind in the first half of the year. Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity is up on the same period last year (4.5 […]
10 Latin American Cities Commit to Develop Climate Action Plans on the Objectives of the Paris Agreement
Buenos Aires, Curitiba, Guadalajara, Lima, Medellín, Mexico City, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and São Paulo today revealed their commitment to bold climate action and pledged to deliver on their share of the Paris Agreement. C40’s Climate Action Planning Latin America Program provides direct support to the 10 cities in developing robust and evidence-based long-term climate action plans […]
If You Are Rich You Can Pollute
Sweeping government measures intended to protect the environment often put an economic strain on the poor. When I moved to Latvia in 2008, one of my first memories was going to a local supermarket and noticing people leaving the store carrying groceries in their hands. One carrying an apple, another with a carton of kefir […]