CDP: The leaders and best newcomers to city climate disclosure

This post is re-published from CDP’s blog. Image: Mexico City, courtesy of CDP. Cities are demonstrating their ambition to address climate change by reducing emissions, adapting to climate impacts and establishing low-carbon economies. In the run-up to the COP21 conference in Paris, cities were instrumental in paving the way for ratification of the historic agreement. […]

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How clean is your city’s electricity: CDP Cities Report 2015

What are the world’s cities doing to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to climate change in the run-up to the Conference of Parties in Paris later this year? With over half the world’s population, two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption, and 80% of the world’s GDP, cities not only have direct influence over greenhouse gas emissions, […]

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Cities creating a better climate for business

Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Cities are rapidly becoming the front line for confronting the implications of climate change. With over half the world’s population, two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption, and 80 percent of the world’s GDP, cities not only have direct influence over greenhouse gas emissions, but also face the greatest concentration of physical, social […]

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Stories from the C40 Mayor’s Summit

“In Johannesburg, bus rapid transit (BRT) represents a lot more than it does in most cities. In most cities it is an effective technique for getting residents to and from work faster with fewer carbon emissions during congested rush hours, a technique that was spearheaded in Curitiba, Brazil, and now copied in cities worldwide. “While […]

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What is climate change action doing for cities?

Kaixuan New World L13 District, Guangzhou, China. ©AECOM photo by Robb Williamson. Cities may be getting wealthier, but a lot of that wealth is going to be washed away if climate change continues unabated.  How are cities rising to the task of analyzing the co-benefits of protecting their cities from more frequent storms, for example? […]

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Climate action: What can cities teach countries?

A new report from CDP links climate action with economic and social benefits. With the release of a proposed climate action plan for the U.S., President Obama brings renewed national focus to an issue that, frankly, many of the world’s leading cities long since moved beyond debating and began addressing. Specifically, how do we reduce […]

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