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A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. BY ADELE PETERS Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of … read more

Climate Opportunity Report: More Jobs, Better Health, Liveable Cities

The Climate Opportunity report outlines the benefits for three highly effective climate actions and provides local and national policymakers with a guiding methodology for how cities and nations can evaluate these impacts and develop their own robust cases for climate action policies

Climate Opportunity: More Jobs; Better Health; Liveable Cities

New Research Shows Urban Climate Policies Can Create Nearly 14 Million Jobs in Cities & Prevent 1.3 Million Premature Deaths Annually by 2030 New research quantifies the vast economic and public health benefits of urban climate policies in lives saved, jobs created, and time and money saved by consumers. 1.35 million jobs could be created … read more

Mayor Mohamed Sefiani on Intermediary Cities: Crucial for Climate Action

Intermediary cities play a unique and crucial role in the fight against climate change. These cities account for 30 percent of the world’s urban population, a figure estimated to rise to 50 percent in 20 years. They also play a primary role in connecting important rural and urban areas to basic facilities and services – and are where we’ll see the most impact from local leaders’ efforts to reduce global warming.

‘The future we don’t want is already happening’ – climate change expert

By Melanie Gosling, Correspondent The future we don’t want is already happening with more intense droughts, floods, heat waves, blackouts, food shortages and sea levels gradually rising. It may sound like a post-apocalyptic movie, but delegates to the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference in Cape Town heard that these climate change effects were already happening around … read more

The Future We Don’t Want

Billions of people in thousands of cities around the world will be at risk from climate-related heatwaves, drought, flooding, food shortages, blackouts and social inequality by mid-century without bold and urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, cities around the world are delivering bold climate solutions to avert these outcomes and create a healthier, safer, more equal and prosperous future for all urban citizens.

The Future We Don’t Want

The Future We Don’t Want project is a collaboration between C40 Cities, Global Covenant of Mayors, Acclimatise, and the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) aimed at understanding and communicating key challenges cities are facing, and will continue to face, as a result of climate change. These four organisations have come together to illustrate the … read more
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