The publicly-stated mission of the C40 Cities organization is to "halve the emissions of its member cities within a decade, while improving equity, building resilience, and creating the conditions for everyone, everywhere to thrive."
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Seattle are four of almost 100 cities involved that have vowed to "work together across borders to protect people and communities everywhere, and build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future."
Every three years, the C40 World Mayors Summit takes place. The event brings together mayors, business leaders, and various other "experts" so they can meet to "share bold ideas, showcase innovative solutions and stand together to create a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable future for the world’s greatest cities."
This year, the summit was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rebel News sent Seattle-based reporter Katie Daviscourt (@KatieDaviscourt) and videographer Lincoln Jay (@LincolnJay) to Argentina to do journalism unlike anyone else in the world.
We’re crowdfunding their economy-class airfare, economical accommodations, and meals. Even though we are going economy class all the way, this important project will cost us more than $6,000.
Please help us offset the cost of our travels and fund our coverage challenging the processes of elitist mayors by donating on this page.