London and Indian state mayors fight air pollution

London and the Indian state of Bengaluru are leading a new global partnership of up to 20 other world cities on tackling air pollution in urban centres. The C40 Air Quality Network – co-chaired by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Belgaluru Mayor Sampath Raj – will allow city leaders to share ideas and innovation to […]

Hundreds of US mayors back 100% renewables switch

More than 250 US mayors have pledged to generate 100% renewable energy for their cities by 2035. The city leaders made the commitment in a resolution at the US Conference of Mayors in Florida recently, where they launched the ‘Ready for 100’ campaign to support the use of more clean energy. According to an analysis […]

Sadiq Khan joins megacity mayors urging G20 for climate action

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined leaders from 30 cities to call on governments to take urgent action to tackle climate change. In an open letter to G20 leaders ahead of the summit in China, members of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, including Paris, Tokyo, New York, Sydney and Cape Town, are urging national […]

Global city leaders unite to fight climate change

Mayors from across the globe have joined forced in the fight against climate change. The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy groups – the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors – have announced the formation of an initiative of cities and local governments. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate […]

Europe’s mayors called on to tackle climate change

European mayors are being asked to put their gold bling to good use – by pledging to help their cities prepare for climate change. EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard launched the Mayors Adapt scheme in Brussels this week, along with the Mayors of Naples, Italy and Hasselt, Belgium and Manchester City Council member Neil […]