Cities Today Magazine Explores Why Cities Must Measure Emissions

The latest issue of Cities Today – an international magazine for senior decision-makers in urban development – explores the need for emissions measurement at the city level and showcases how various cities are achieving their climate goals.

The cover story highlights new technology that will enable cities to view their emissions measurements in 3D, building off of measurement standardization work done in the past by C40 in partnership with ICLEI, WRI, and other groups. Helping citizens and city leaders visualize emissions using the 3D mapping tool may function to increase awareness and engagement on climate issues on an individual level.

A feature story highlights a landmark project of C40 member Mexico City that is helping to push the city toward meeting the emissions targets outlined in the city’s climate action plan. Developed in collaboration with C40 and CCI, the project closed the Bordo Poniente landfill, capturing its methane gas to produce electricity. The project is expected to reduce emissions by 19.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the next 25 years, and is accompanied by ambitious recycling and waste diversion programs that are already shrinking the city’s waste footprint. 

To find out more about the Cities Today magazine, click here. To learn more about ways to make use of 3-D data in urban sustainability planning, join the webinar tomorrow hosted by new C40 city Vancouver and C40 partner Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). 

* Note: C40 Communications Director Mike Marinello is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Cities Today" Magazine.