Cities in action: Arup infographic
Arup recently put together an interesting infographic showing the scope of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, so we’d like to share it here. Take a look at these numbers: 18 percent of global GDP, 10 percent of worldwide carbon emissions and 297 million people are represented by the megacities participating in our group.
Earlier this year, C40 and urban sustainability experts Arup released a groundbreaking report detailing these actions and uncovering where mayors hold the most power to effect change. The research found that C40 mayors have strong powers to mitigate and adapt to climate change in sectors from transport to buildings to waste management. Those powers represent a significant opportunity, and one that many city leaders are already seizing.
Indeed, 40 cities across the C40 networkhave collectively taken 4,734actions to tackle climate change–more than three quarters of which have been implemented since C40 was founded in 2005.
Check out this infographic (click for larger image) from Arup to see where cities are taking action. You can download the infographic here.