In 2050, two thirds of the global population will live in cities, this will further increase GHG emissions of cities. On a positive note, many cities around the world are making ambitious commitments to reduce their GHG emissions in the coming decades, even seeking to achieve ‘climate neutrality’ or ‘Zero Emissions Cities’.
Such significant reductions in a relatively short time frame can’t be achieved by just incremental improvement.
This will require fundamental transformations in the supply, distribution and management of energy systems, combined with major behavioral shifts in how citizens, businesses and governments use energy. Collaboration between citizens, local stakeholders, governments, business and solution providers is crucial in successfully realizing Zero Emissions Cities.