Cities are greatly underestimating the carbon emissions they are responsible for

 

 “The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5 C World,” a new report compiled by C40, a global network of 94 large cities, Arup, the University of Leeds and the University of New South Wales, suggests that while cities are actively engaged to cut their carbon emissions, they’re still far from making the changes required to meet climate goals. The report main argument is that cities are accounting only for the production emissions, that is those generated within city boundaries, but not for the consumption emissions, that are generated outside the city boundaries to create and transport the goods consumed in the city. According to the consumption emissions model, cities are underestimating their emissions by a staggering 85%.

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