Can Cities Stop Runway Climate Change?
“Good news, at a time when news about climate change is so rarely good: Mayors and policymakers have the power to significantly reduce the threat of climate change through the infrastructure decisions they make in the next five years,” writes Jen Kinney in an article posted on Next City.
She states that a new report by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) points to a hopeful path for cities and their leaders.
“Mayors are increasingly having an appetite to be recognized more broadly and even internationally for the roles that they are playing,” she quotes Seth Schultz, Director of Research, Measurement and Planning at C40. “Mayors are no longer just in charge of their municipality…but they have a huge role to play, and it’s actually their collective role that will make a difference.”
“Our leaders are capable of acting, have acted, want to act,” says Schultz, “We might be able to buy ourselves a little time here.”
C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
Cities are where the future happens first. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 550+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.
Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
To Learn More:
To download and read the complete article posted by the Next City organization, click on Can Cities Stop Runaway Climate Change?
To download the report by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), click on The Decisions We Make Today Will Shape Tomorrow