C40 Cities- Do you know what they are and what it means if you live in one?

  • Leader
    September 21, 2023 11:01 AM CDT
    I would rather look through a blurry lens without seeing too much detail sometimes rather than look through a clear lens and have all of the truths and elicit details before me. Quite often, I just want to look away from the news because it's either too shocking or I'm in a moment of "wait, did I hear that correctly?" and then I have immerse myself in research. C40 cities and their mayors commitments have actually been around a lot longer than I realized. What are C40 cities and why should I care? C40 cities have commitments from their mayors to meet certain economic and societal goals on a timeline. Why does this matter? It matters because their goals may not be part of your ideology and of course on the other hand you may agree with some of their goals. https://www.c40.org/ Here's what the website say: C40 is a global network of mayors of the world's leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crises. What is wrong with confronting the climate crises? This is a broad subject on it's own that would require a delicate form of conversation because there are so many different factions and beliefs on our changing climate. I won't delve into that subject as I'd rather stay on the subject of what a C40 city is committed to do. What C40 says they represent:

    C40 is a global network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities that are united in action to confront the climate crisis.

    Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using an inclusive, science-based and collaborative approach to cut their fair share of emissions in half by 2030, help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C, and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities. C40 supports mayors to do this by:

      • Building equitable and thriving communities via global and regional programmes.
    Cutting to the chase, C40 cities are on pace to eliminate meat and dairy out of your diet by 2030, by only allowing the approved "sustainable diet". https://www.c40.org/news/a-sustainable-diet-by-2030-is-key-to-solving-the-climate-emergency/ Food is one of the biggest sources of consumption-based emissions in the world’s biggest cities, representing 13% of the total in 2017. This could increase by 38% by 2050, the report warns, unless urgent action is taken now. Cities, businesses, restaurants, farmers and citizens need to work together to help people cut their meat consumption by two-thirds, for example eating meat just two days per week rather than every day. Dairy consumption amongst Europeans is more than double healthy and sustainable levels. In North America, the average person eats 600 additional calories above the recommended healthy intake. By eating an average 2,500 kcal per person per day and reducing food waste, excess food production and associated emissions could be cut. Whilst citizens have a key role to play in their dietary choices, the report focuses on what action city governments can take to accelerate the transformation of urban food systems. Cities have a prominent role overseeing urban food environment, as procurers, regulators, waste managers, conveners, and educators. Phoenix Arizona is one of the committed cities to ban meat, dairy, and private car ownership by 2030. Do Arizonians even know about this? See if you live in a committed C40 city? https://www.c40.org/cities/ Is this all okay?
  • September 25, 2023 8:45 AM CDT
    Wow, I'm not sure what to make of this! A secret conspiracy to cut world population down?
  • Leader
    September 25, 2023 10:36 AM CDT
    That's exactly what it will do and more, agree. I only learned about c40 cities over the summer when I caught it mentioned in a discussion on a YouTube video. Then it was mentioned again, recently in another YouTube video discussion. The person discussing c40 cities was kind enough to share screen shots of his internet search, links etc. so it was easier to start researching on this topic. I was profoundly shocked when I learned about c40 cities and even stunned how long ago c40 cities were created:

    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 centre in our local policies and
    on the international agenda.

    What is also interesting is c40 cities plan to be in full operation by 2030, which aligns with the WEF's plan of the full reset to be also in full implementation. (There is no coincidence here, this is by design in coordination with the WEF).

    Deliver. In 2024, city remains on track to deliver its climate action plan, contributing to increased resilience, equitable outcomes and halving C40’s overall emissions by 2030

    The other side of this is everyone has different nutritional needs. The beef industry has always been the "bad guy" and "they" have been trying to end the use of beef products for many years. Beef products have necessary nutrients you can't get in any other from of meats. Personally, I take issue with someone telling me what I can and can not eat and worse to completely ban it out of a city or country because "they" said it was good for me. I'll just be a rebel and say, "l'll choose, thank you". I still miss my incandescent light bulbs that are now banned in the United States. Call me someone that doesn't like change, it's more that I like stuff that works and doesn't break. The LED light bulbs are awful, and don't last. I digress, back to c40 cities.

    Also to note, there's a lot in the news about 15 minute cities. How is that going to work?

    A link to the 15 minute cities in case this is new to you. Also a WEF product in the making.

  • September 25, 2023 12:46 PM CDT
    I just read that article, to me that is just not possible! How can you employ this in tiny village communities or small isolated communities? Please, we have to be practical!
  • Leader
    September 25, 2023 6:38 PM CDT
    I have those same questions too. A lot of people are used to commuting for better jobs in other cities. How will you be guaranteed your job if you are supposed to be confined to a 15 minute city?

    Nothing about this idea can work especially in wide open country like some of our states in the America. Commuting is the only way to get to work.
  • September 26, 2023 5:47 PM CDT
    This all sounds very controlling, almost dare I say on the verge of communism! It's like saying to people that you have everything you need within a 15 minute walk, you don't need a car so you don't need to leave this city/town/village and you can't eat meat!
  • Leader
    September 27, 2023 12:32 PM CDT
    It really does sound dystopian to me too. I can see this working on a small scale for a small village on a voluntary basis, where people want to be part of a community with amenities that are close, like a retirement community. To do anything more then that, like make this a mandatory environment and living experience, then yes, that would be a form of communism. These are two socially engineering developments of complete social control to watch closely.
  • September 27, 2023 2:58 PM CDT
    Scary as we don't know what's going on behind the scenes! I can see it now as a movie in my head, men having secret meetings in their private club in their suits sipping brandy and smoking cigars discussing their next move! lol
  • Leader
    September 27, 2023 5:43 PM CDT
    You nailed it, Mark. That's what I can envision too. Here's a link to a recent discussion on how "they" plan to use fear to motivate people during a crises in a discussion with John Kerry's daughter, Vanessa.


    This is the gobbledygook that "they" come up with as master's of the universe they think they are.

    "The pandemic was an opportunity, I think all over the world,
    people realize how important health was…..how now do we take that
    emotion…of the health factors so critical but guess what guys, the
    climate crisis is creating more health issues than you can ever imagine,
    but no one has been able to make that link in the past." ...

    Vanessa Kerry: "Covid taught us all these lessons learned, and
    we should be incorporating that….and the climate crisis is going to be
    so much worse."

    Jemilah Mahmood: "We were just talking about it earlier: ‘have
    people forgotten about Covid?’ So, I think it’s about the storytelling
    element. I think that a lot of the things we see on health are very
    doom and gloom very, very much, even on the climate issue, right, the
    extent that people feel ‘I can’t deal with this anymore …I can’t do
    this.’ But telling, you know, really inspiring stories about what is
    possible if we work together."

  • September 29, 2023 3:17 PM CDT
    When I said movie above, "The Stepford Wives" springs to mind but on a grander scale! The more I think about this absurd idea the more I think there is an ulterior motive behind it, or am I just being paranoid? I don't know!