A new report from C40 Cities that assesses the wider impact of city climate action on health, the economy, and the environment. The report suggests that cities, which account for nearly 70% of global energy emissions, have a crucial role to play in addressing climate change.
Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities and professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability, was quoted in an article by Phys Org about the C40 report. Pincetl acknowledged that reducing consumption, as recommended in the report, can be challenging. She recommends investing in high-quality, durable goods with long lifetimes to reduce the reliance on disposable items.
C40 is a coalition of city governments working to combat climate change. Los Angeles is one of nearly 100 cities that make up the C40 Cities coalition and has been a leader in the organization through the actions of Mayor Garcetti and his Sustainability Office. The culmination of the city’s work was presented in the 2019 Green New Deal Sustainability pLAn, which utilized UCLA research coordinated by the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge to set many of its goals and targets.
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