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How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future

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Cities around the world currently account for two-thirds of global energy consumption. By 2050, some 70 percent of people will live in cities. If cities embark on a low-carbon development path today, global greenhouse gases could be 30 percent lower in 2050 than they are today. These are just a few of the insights highlighted in a recent infographic created by the World Bank.

So, what does this “low-carbon development path” look like, and where should cities start? The infographic outlines five critical steps, including development of greenhouse gas inventories, standardizing “climate-smart” capital investment planning and more. View Ensia homepage

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