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Find out more about how global cities tackle #climate #change >> via @UKGBC

Find out more about how global cities tackle #climate #change >> via @UKGBC

The classic image of a city is one of buildings, usually skyscrapers, often illuminated at night. Striking, even beautiful, but endlessly hungry for energy. For city leaders concerned about climate change, this epitomises one of their biggest challenges. At the same time, for those wishing to take action, buildings can be a solution. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) brings together megacities around the world committed to tackling climate change. Almost half their emissions come from buildings, so when their mayors want to tackle city emissions, they usually turn to these buildings. And yet, media focus on national level activity (or inactivity) often obscures the progress being made at the city level. Pointing to current Australian climate policy, for example, might make the UK feel fairly complacent. And yet, lift the lid, and one finds that Sydney and Melbo...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/global-cities-set-pace

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