Thousands of cities, 6 Continents, just agreed to work on Climate Change

Thousands of cities from six continents united Wednesday to create the largest global coalition committed to battling human-caused climate change and pushing the world into a low-carbon economy…About 75% of global CO2 emissions come from cities, and most are attributed to transportation and buildings, according to United Nations Environment Programme…essential for cities to be involved in the fight against climate change. That’s because unlike countries, cities can innovate faster, and are less hampered by national politics when moving towards clean energy and low carbon infrastructure..As of 2014, 228 cities around the world have set greenhouse gas reduction goals and targets amounting to a reduction of 13 gigatons of CO2 emissions by 2050.. ..Another report …save 450 megatons of CO2 emissions — an amount equal to the annual emissions of the UK — by 2020.
>more> ThinkProgress – (but how many cities in Australia signed up?)

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