5 cities leading us to a new renewable future

A billion people lived in a city with a renewable energy target or policy in 2020.

Around the world, national and local governments are waking up to the potential of renewables as a way to create clean, liveable cities. More than half of the world’s population lives in a city, and cities contribute around three-quarters of the carbon dioxide emissions from global final energy use.

As urbanization continues apace, cities have an important role to play in helping curb greenhouse gas emissions and achieve Paris climate agreement objectives to limit global warming. Read more

In a new report, REN21, a global body of scientists, governments, NGOs and industry, has highlighted some cities leading the way. Here are five of the most effective and innovative projects from around the world.

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