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Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity

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Written by Sarah Colenbrander, Ipek Gençsü, Sam Pickard

Image credit:Solar panels on the Werkspoorfabriek, Utrecht Image license:Jeroen van de Water / Unsplash

This report, a collaborative effort of more than 50 organisations brought together by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, outlines the immense social and economic benefits of creating compact, connected and clean cities with net-zero emissions, and presents a clear six-part action plan for national governments around the world.

Zero-carbon cities offer a powerful lever to secure economic prosperity and boost living standards across a country – all while tackling the climate crisis. City governments cannot realise this opportunity alone. National governments have unique and crucial roles to play.