13 Jun '11, 10pm

Cities can lead on climate-change solutions—here’s how

Cities can lead on climate-change solutions—here’s how

Rapid transit buses, like these in Los Angeles, reduce emissions and are cheaper than light rail. Photo: Chris Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute . The post was written by Manish Bapna, WRI's executive vice president and managing director . On June 2, I had the pleasure of speaking at the C40 Summit in São Paulo, Brazil. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group consists of iconic cities from around the world committed to addressing climate change. Chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the group has recently joined forces with the Clinton Climate Initiative's Cities Program. Together, this partnership can have a meaningful role in the fight against climate change. Cities are already responsible for more than 80 percent of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions. By 2030, the world will have almost 5 billion city residents -- about 60 percent of the worl...

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