Reducing the carbon footprint of cities is crucial for limiting temperature rises. This report outlines a zero-carbon pathway for cities, by highlighting the changes that can be made in electricity generation, transport, construction, real estate and other areas. It also describes the financial models that can support these changes. Of the 500 largest cities in developing economies, only 4 per cent have access to international capital markets, providing scope for innovative, flexible arrangements between governing authorities, banks and a variety of investors.


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