At the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City and Madrid pledged to remove diesel cars from their cities by 2025. The cities also pledged to incentivize alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure.
Pursuing policies that improve air quality—decarbonizing transportation systems and promoting alternative transportation options—also help cities deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement.
Further bolstering the effort to improve air quality, C40 announced a two-year partnership with Johnson & Johnson to promote the health and well-being of urban inhabitants and the environment. Johnson & Johnson will support C40 climate programsthat also have co-benefits for air quality and human health.
C40 also announced a partnership with the World Health Organisation and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, in support of the Breath Life 2030 campaign. The global campaign will support city governments to reduce harmful emissions from the transport, waste and energy sectors, as well as mobilizing citizen action.