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Accelerating the green transformation of cities: role of the private sector

Mark Watts C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Andy Deacon The Global Covenant of Mayors For Climate & Energy
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The UN estimates that cities are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions. If we are to have any hope of keeping to the Paris Agreement and limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees then it’s what happens in cities which is critical. While many cities across the world are already reducing their emissions quicker than their respective countries there is one major blocker standing in the way of further progress: access to finance.
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