| GRC | 03.05.20

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

By Kyra Appleby – March 5, 2020

Collaboration is key

No one can lead the transition to a climate-safe future alone, so city leadership must work with other levels of government and the private sector to increase resilience and reduce emissions.

In London, Mayor, Sadiq Khan embarked on a partnership with 11 leading businesses including Sky and Tesco to deliver London’s ambitious zero-carbon goal. The London Business Climate Leaders initiative sparked the launch of the City-Business Climate Alliance, a blueprint for others seeking to establish such a partnership to achieve climate targets.

Another example of success is the Boston Green Ribbon Commission. With commercial and industrial sector buildings accounting for 50 per cent of the city’s emissions, and almost one-third of total citywide greenhouse gas emissions coming from 50 large property-owners, engaging these parties is key to driving down emissions and meeting the city’s goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

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