New analysis released by CDP and AECOM shows the role cities play in driving the transition to clean energy.
Cities are a huge opportunity
As hubs of innovation, growth, urbanization and economic productivity, cities are significant consumers of energy and contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, which present cities with a major opportunity to combat climate change.
Cities utilize renewable energy
Through CDP a growing number of cities are moving to reduce their contribution to climate change, with many utilizing renewable energy to help fuel low-carbon growth.
Cities and the private sector
Untapped potential in cities can significantly accelerate a global shift away from fossil fuel dependency and presents investment opportunities for the private sector.
Still need help?One of the biggest challenges for cities is often their lack of direct control over their electricity or energy generation. Despite this, cities have been finding ways to shake up their energy mix and inspire a move away from fossil fuels. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount, it is more important than ever that we seize the opportunities of a low-carbon future. Cities are well placed to lead this transition.Conor Riffle, Director of cities and data innovation at CDP
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