Urban Clean Energy
The pressure is on cities to be the vanguard of climate action, given the concentration of greenhouse gas emissions in the urban sector. That pressure is particularly acute in the United States, where the Trump Administration is reversing recent progress tackling climate change and enjoys a cozy relationship with the fossil fuel industry.
The challenges for cities to succeed with meaningful climate action are multiple: lack of resources; uncertainty about which programs to focus on first; and an inability to effect change at scale with the levers at their disposal.
Clean Energy Transition Institute identifies the ways that cities can effect meaningful carbon pollution reduction, as well as the key barriers to meaningful city-led clean energy innovation, and suggests models for how cities can truly lead when the world is counting on them to significantly reduce carbon pollution.