Potential for huge GHG reductions in cities

A policy brief by the OECD and Bloomberg Philanthropies notes that choices made in cities around low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure can help to avoid the worst impacts of a warming climate. Recommendations include empowering cities to meet this challenge. In particular, providing incentives for cities within national policies can ensure a “race to the top” among cities, leading to the potential for huge reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions.

Link: http://www.oecd.org/env/cc/Cities-and-climate-change-2014-Policy-Perspectives-Final-web.pdf

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