New opportunities for city climate leadership

What cities can do to cut their emissions from consumption
New opportunities for city climate leadership
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 is working with C40 to identify what actions cities can take to reduce emissions arising from their consumption, based on their existing powers and emissions profiles. Our analysis looks at a number of areas where cities can join forces to tackle their emissions, including food, construction, transport and electronics and it proposes ways in which cities may collaborate across border to multiply their impact.

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