13 Feb '13, 3pm

Cities Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 70 Percent

Cities Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 70 Percent

“It is possible for a Canadian city, in this case Toronto, to reduce its GHG emissions by the sort of magnitudes that the international scientific community have indicated are necessary globally to keep global temperature rise below 2 C,” Kennedy and Sugar write. “With current policies, especially cleaning of the electricity grid, Toronto’s per-capita GHG emissions could be reduced by 30 per cent over the next 20 years. To go further, however, reducing emissions in the order of 70 per cent, would require significant retrofitting of the building stock, utilization of renewable heating and cooling systems, and the complete proliferation of electric, or other low carbon, automobiles.”

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2013/02/13/cities-can-re...

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