On Climate Policy, Cities Lead the Way
Cities are responsible for 70 percent of global carbon emissions, and by 2050, two out of every three people will live in one. Fortunately, cities are getting serious about environmental footprint — New York announced its own Green New Deal, Melbourne aims to be carbon neutral by 2020, and Los Angeles will use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Mayors are often more nimble than state and federal officials, installing policies faster and to greater impact. From infrastructure to transportation systems to water management, hear from the mayors’ offices in San Jose and New York on the heavy lifting they’re getting done in the absence of federal leadership in the climate movement.