75% of cities see #climatechange as essential in urban planning strategies say @ICLEI & @MIT http…

75% of cities see #climatechange as essential in urban planning strategies say @ICLEI & @MIT http…

New York City, like many cities around the globe, is reshaping the design of its waterfront to be increasingly resilient to rising sea levels and an unpredictable climate. Photo by Stefan Georgi/Flickr. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ) and ICLEI , the largest worldwide association of local governments, released a study last week showing how climate change has become a priority for cities across the globe. Entitled the “Urban Climate Change Governance Survey ,” the study was based on a survey of 69 questions conducted in 350 cities to get a sense of the key priorities and implementation strategies at play to reduce emissions and increase overall resilience. The survey found that 75% of cities now see climate change as an essential element in their overall urban planning strategies. This is crucial, given that cities accounted for over 70% of greenhouse gas (...

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