Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.
By Peter Stewart 15 November 2017 0 28388
COP23 in Bonn. COP23 in Bonn. (UN Climate Change, Flickr)

Cities are increasingly setting the pace in addressing environmental challenges, driven as much by concerns about air quality as the threat of global warming. Transport is at the heart of their plans. 

The 2015 Paris agreement that emerged from the COP21 talks has been signed by nearly 200 national governments. But the COP23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn has been notable for the plethora of non-state actors whose pledges have left official negotiators scrambling to update their climate targets. City mayors have been at the...

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