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Climate opportunity: more jobs; better health; liveable cities


The aim of the Climate Opportunity report is to help local and national policymakers to establish the case for action by providing evidence on how climate policies are interrelated with, and deliver outcomes for, health, wealth and other development agendas. The Climate Opportunity report outlines the benefits for three highly effective climate actions (energy efficiency retrofits in residential buildings, enhanced bus networks, and district-scale renewable energy) and provides local and national policymakers with a guiding methodology for how cities and nations can evaluate these impacts and develop their own robust cases for climate action policies.

The report’s analysis focuses on two scenarios. First, a reference scenario that projects urban developments based on current trends and, second, an enhanced action scenario that assumes that each climate action is implemented at a level consistent with the requirements of the Paris Agreement. The Climate Opportunity report has found positive impacts for various regions and countries in different stages of economic development.

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NewClimate Institute, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021

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