The international climate talks starting in Paris are a clear opportunity to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. For urban leaders, the talks represent an important moment to publicize the climate solutions they are already implementing--in building energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation--and to advocate for the funding and partnerships local governments need to achieve deep cuts in carbon emissions.
Over the past year, New Energy Cities researched the most cutting-edge international examples of urban leaders reducing carbon emissions and advancing clean energy. Our new report, The Urban Clean Energy Revolution, describes the state of play of low-carbon cities and offers a rich array of best practices worldwide. It is a detailed compendium of leading examples of urban climate solutions from around the globe.
This report is part of The Road through Paris, a series leading up to the COP21 international climate talks in December. It is also the final installment of an eight-week blog series from New Energy Cities detailing the state of the low-carbon city movement.