Cities Markets - 09/November/2021

What net zero looks like around the world

Cities are key enablers of the energy transition. But each city in every area of the world will have a different set of priorities and ideas of how to achieve net-zero by 2050. FORESIGHT examines a city from each continent—and a research station—to show what this global action looks like from seven different perspectives

Over the past two years, national governments and businesses have adopted net-zero emissions targets, aligning themselves with the goal to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, as agreed at the 2015 UN climate change meeting in Paris and, crucially, with what the scientific community says is required to avert catastrophic climate change.

Cities are also stepping up their ambition. Even though it is often the national leaders that make the headlines, cities are an important part of the energy transition. City governments and local administrations better understand the needs of their citizens, and the local resources available to fulfill them. ...

 

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