Report on the role of cities in tackling the global climate challenge
Recently the World Bank has released a report titled ‘Thriving Making Cities Green, Resilient and Inclusive in a Changing Climate’.
The report highlights the role of cities in tackling the global climate challenge.
Key facts of the report –
- The number of people living in cities is expected to increase from 1.19 billion to 4.46 billion between 1970 and 2022.
- Cities are responsible for about 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- On a per capita basis, cities in high- and upper-middle-income countries have the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion. In contrast, cities in low-income countries have very low CO2
- Cities in North America emit the most per capita emissions, while cities in sub-Saharan Africa emit the least per capita on average. Cities in low-income countries account for only 14% of global urban CO2