C40 Cities: Building a Global Movement for Climate Action Nov 9, 2023 -The Maria Rekrut Radio Show on 4680Q.ca – C40 Cities and How They Will Affect Your Lives, Pocketbook and Real Estate

Nov 9, 2023, Radio Show on 4680Q.ca, C40 Cities – United in Action: C40 Cities’ Global Campaign for a Green and Inclusive Future


Welcome to the Maria Rekrut Radio Show, where we will discuss the topic of real estate investors and the impact of C40 cities on their investments. C40 Cities is a network of global cities working together to address climate change. We will explore how this initiative might affect small landlords and real estate investors and whether it will hinder their ability to make money freely.

Segment 1: Understanding C40 Cities

Introduce C40 Cities and its mission to address climate change by collaborating with other cities worldwide.

C40 Cities is a global network of nearly 100 mayors from the world’s leading cities, committed to taking action to confront the climate crisis.  The network’s mission is to address climate change by collaborating with other cities worldwide, using an inclusive, science-based, and collaborative approach to cut their fair share of emissions in half by 2030, limit global heating to 1.5°C, and build healthy, equitable, and resilient communities.

Cities in the C40 network earn their membership through action, and the network’s Leadership Standards set the minimum requirements for all member cities, safeguarding the integrity of C40 as a network of climate leaders. C40 mayors have been at the forefront of climate leadership for over 15 years, driving the conversation around climate action and environmental justice to place these issues front and center in local policies and on the international agenda.

Explain that C40 Cities aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for urban residents.

C40 Cities is a global network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis. The main goal of C40 Cities is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for urban residents. Here’s how they aim to achieve this:

Reducing emissions: C40 cities focus on driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. They support cities in developing climate action plans that have the level of ambition and action needed to play their part in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This includes developing a pathway to become an emissions-neutral city by 2050 at the latest, setting ambitious interim goals, and implementing measures to reduce emissions from various sectors.

Transforming urban mobility: C40 cities aim to reduce emissions from transport by transforming urban mobility and using cleaner, more efficient transport. This includes supporting the development of fast bus networks, promoting cycling and walking, and encouraging the use of electric vehicles.

Improving resilience to climate hazards: C40 Cities works on improving the resilience of cities to climate hazards. This involves demonstrating how the city will adapt and improve its resilience to the climate hazards that may impact the city now and in future climate change scenarios.

Creating good, green jobs: C40 cities is committed to helping deliver 50 million good, green jobs by 2030. They aim to scale up climate action and share best practices across high-impact sectors, facilitating access to finance for investment in green jobs and projects that improve resilience in cities.

Engaging with the community: C40 cities engage with the community to inform the plan, outline the social, environmental, and economic benefits expected from implementing the plan, and establish ways to ensure equitable distribution of these benefits to the city’s population. They also involve young people in their initiatives and create global initiatives to encourage cooperation between mayors and young leaders of climate movements.

Advocacy and diplomacy: C40 Cities work on building a global movement through robust international advocacy and diplomacy, defining and amplifying their call to national governments for greater support and autonomy in creating a sustainable future.

Here are two short YouTube videos about the main goal of C40 Cities, which is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for urban residents:

C40 Cities: A Global Movement for Climate Action This video provides an overview of C40 Cities and its main goals.

And the Second Video: We Live Here Together’—a short film about creating a sustainable future.

https://youtu.be/QxG1eLGQ4Ik?si=GkQY8MK12LHOggwP via @YouTube

Now let’s look at these wonderful C40 cities and the 15-minute cities in action!! The Globalists paint such a pretty picture, but what is the reality that will affect all of us?

Here is the video: Welcome to C40 Cities

Let’s highlight the participation of major cities like New York, London, and Tokyo in this initiative.

New York, London, and Tokyo are major global cities that play a significant role in various initiatives and networks. Here is a highlight of their participation in global initiatives:

Global Prosperity: New York and Los Angeles are the largest cities in the United States, while Tokyo and Osaka-Kobe are the largest cities in Japan. These cities, along with London and Paris, are considered global giants and concentrate the drivers of global prosperity.

Global Network Hubs: London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo are the central hubs of the global network, regardless of how it is defined. The consequences of activities contained within these cities are unequal.

Global City Construct: New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo are considered global cities, and they have historically been focal points within the global network. 

They are where the action is, and global culture throbs to their magnetic beat.

Global City Network: These cities are part of a global city network that serves the requirements of transnational capital across broad swathes of territory. Other emerging global cities outside this triad include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney, and Zurich.

Participation in Various Initiatives: As major global cities, New York, London, and Tokyo participate in various initiatives, such as climate change mitigation, sustainable development, and economic growth. They are often at the forefront of innovation and policy-making, driving change on a global scale.

About Us: The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Conclusion: C40 Cities is a network of 96 major cities worldwide that are committed to fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The network aims to support the development and economies of its member cities in ways that are respectful to the environment and the well-being of society.

C40 Cities works with over 80 cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge, and drive meaningful, measurable, and sustainable action on climate change.

The main goal of the network is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it has made five commitments to support this goal. These commitments include supporting the Green Recovery, encouraging sustainable eating, involving young people, and establishing ambitious nature targets to achieve climate resilience. C40 Cities also works to connect cities with the private sector and drive innovation, maximizing the opportunity for joint climate action around the world.

In today’s radio show, we have explored how the C40 Cities initiative will impact small landlords and real estate investors, specifically focusing on whether it will hinder their ability to make money freely. After analyzing the information, it is my opinion that C40 cities will hinder the growth of small businesses, small real estate investors, and landlords. This conclusion is based on the following factors:

Net-zero carbon goals: The real estate industry is responsible for almost 40% of energy and process-related emissions. As a result, many cities, such as Paris and Amsterdam, have set net-zero carbon goals for 2050. While these goals are important for addressing climate change, they may create challenges for small landlords and real estate investors, who may struggle to meet the necessary requirements and investments to achieve these goals.

Circular economy models: Real estate investors and businesses can tap into the benefits of circular economy models, which aim to reduce waste and create more sustainable buildings and spaces. However, implementing these models may require significant investments and changes in business practices, which could be challenging for small players in the industry.

Sustainability initiatives: Global cities are increasingly promoting sustainability, and real estate owners are expected to achieve more sustainable portfolios. While these initiatives are necessary for addressing climate change, they may create additional financial and operational burdens for small landlords and real estate investors.

Overall, while the C40 Cities initiative and other sustainability efforts are crucial for addressing climate change, they may pose challenges for small businesses, small real estate investors, and landlords. It is important for policymakers and industry leaders to consider the potential impact on these stakeholders and develop strategies to support their growth and success in a sustainable future.

Quote from a small landlord: “While there might be some challenges ahead, I believe that by embracing sustainability and staying informed about initiatives like C40 Cities, small landlords and real estate investors can continue to thrive in the changing real estate landscape.”

Thank you for tuning in and joining us. Be sure to join us next time for another insightful discussion.

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#Greenhouse Gas Emissions, #Urban Resilience

#Sustainable Cities, #Green Jobs

#Urban Nature Accelerator, #Global Movement

#Inclusive Climate Action, #Science-Based Targets

About Maria Rekrut

Maria Rekrut, believes Vacation Rental Investing is much more fun than the average real estate investing. Maria, known as the Vacation Rental Guru, writes blogs regularly about her stories and adventures in vacation home investing. Maria Rekrut believes that if she can become successful investing in Vacation Rentals so can anyone else by following her simple investing techniques. Maria is also a regular contributor to the Real Estate Blog http://www.reiclub.com/realestateblog/author/maria-rekrut/
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