The path to a greener future begins in our cities

By Schneider Electric’s Philippe Delorme and the World Economic Forum’s Jeff Merritt

Global commitments to net zero double in less than a year

Cities and regions with a carbon footprint greater than the emissions of the US and companies with a combined revenue of more than $11.4tn are now pursuing net zero goals

Luton – bottom of UK table for air pollution concentration

University researchers found cities with more open spaces and better laid out roads were better able to cope with high pollution levels

Raft of cities commit to match or exceed EU climate targets

On the eve of the Communication on the European Green Deal, the cities pledged to reach to voluntary emissions targets in either 2030 or 2050

Southern cities ‘outperforming rest of the UK in terms of sustainability’

A new report highlights a growing geographical divide between cities in the north and south with regards to going green

City skyscrapers
Just 7% of cities score ‘A’-grade on going green

The CDP has ranked 596 cities on how effectively they are tackling greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate risks

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Global cities leading the way in cutting emissions

New analysis reveals 27 cities, representing 54 million people, saw carbon emissions peak in 2012

Urban climate policies ‘could avoid 1.3m deaths by 2030’

A new report suggests implementing clean approaches could also create 14 million city-based jobs

Major cities vow to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030

A total of 19 mayors have made the pledge as part of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration