Cities account for over half of the world’s population and over 80 per cent of global GDP. As large consumers of goods and services produced along international supply chains, the impact of cities’ activities on global emissions extends far beyond their boundaries and opens up new opportunities for climate leadership.
Green Alliance worked with C40 to produce a full analysis, City consumption: the new opportunity for climate action, outlining the actions cities can take to reduce emissions arising from their consumption, based on their existing powers and emissions profiles. We looked at a number of areas where cities can join forces to tackle their emissions, including food, construction, transport and electronics and spotlighted the ways in which cities can collaborate across borders to multiply their impact.
City consumption: the new opportunity for climate action
We produced an infographic to highlight the main findings of the report