Tag Archives: City

What is the Energy Future of Cities? 5 Expert Insights

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the first of two exclusive sneak peeks into our newest State of the World publication, Can a City Be Sustainable?, scheduled for official release on May 10, 2016. Join us for the launch symposium in Washington, D.C. or livestream online.Continue Reading ››

Financing Cities in a Changing Climate

“The battle for sustainability will be won and lost in cities.” —Ban Ki-Moon
Cities have a large and increasingly important role to play in the fight against global climate change. Currently, cities produce more than 60 percent of all carbon emissions globally. The world’s urban population has grown by more than 2.8 billion since 1960, and … Continue Reading ››

How New York City Was Saved: Sustainability at the Local Level

As noted in State of the World 2014 and in many other places, local and municipal governments have often led their national counterparts in implementing sustainability policies. It is, after all, local and municipal governments which operate close to the people they serve, and so it's not surprising that they would often have a heightened sense … Continue Reading ››