Five ways cities are acting on climate
“Cities aren’t waiting for the rest of the world to make huge strides in confronting the climate crisis. In December 2015, almost the entire world (195 nations to be exact) agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and do their part to solve climate change as part of the landmark Paris Agreement. After years of negotiation and discussion, the world is closer than ever to finally shifting away from dirty fossil fuels and working together to reverse the dangerous upward trend in warming global temperatures.
But you want to know something fascinating? The shift was already taking place around the world. With or without action on a national or global level, more and more people are choosing renewable energy over coal and oil, and some evidence suggests that global carbon emissions are peaking. Nowhere is this trend clearer than in our cities. Cities of all sizes on every continent aren’t waiting for the Paris Agreement to take effect to take action. They’re already making leaps and bounds towards a sustainable future and improving the lives of their residents in the process. Let’s highlight just five of the many strategies cities are using to counteract climate change.”