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Published on 26/11/2015

Cities Fighting Against Climate Change

How to Build Sustainability at Subnational Level?

Cities are at the core of the international sustainable development agenda and the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris (Cop 21). Cities generate 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but they are also particularly vulnerable to sudden changes in their natural or socio-economic environment and they provide a relevant level for actions on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Between now and 2030, the urban population in developing countries should increase from 2 to 4 billion individuals, i.e. more than half of the world’s population. GRET has been supporting urban and territorial development in these countries for over 30 years and provides recommendations for the construction of local public action on climate.

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