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Fighting climate change in our cities isn’t just an investment in our planet—it’s sensible economics

Researchers found that investing in 16 low-carbon measures in cities could cut global urban emissions by 90 per cent by 2050 and has a net present value of almost $24 trillion

Protesters play with a giant inflatable globe during The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney, Friday, September 20, 2019. The Global Strike 4 Climate will take place in 110 towns and cities across Australia, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. (AAP Image/Steven Saphore) NO ARCHIVING ** STRICTLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

The world is facing a climate emergency, forcing us all to rethink the best way to spend resources, create jobs and improve quality of life for all.

In these critical times, cities offer one of the biggest opportunities. With most of the world’s population, economic activity and carbon emissions concentrated in cities, it is becoming ever-more-clear that the fate of cities is the fate of the planet. Science tells us…

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