October 15, 2019
What do Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C. all have in common?
According to this analysis published ahead of the C40 World Mayors Summit, they have all peaked their greenhouse emissions. The report shows that, since reaching peak emissions levels, these 30 cities have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 22%. Copenhagen, the host city for this year’s C40 World Mayors Summit, has reduced emissions by up to 61%.
As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”