Wednesday 26th October 2016                 Change text size:

12 Days of COPmas, Day 11: Sustainable cities


Currently, just over half of the human population live in cities and other urban areas.

Extraordinarily, the UN forecast that, by the year 2050, approximately two thirds (66%) of the world’s population will live in these areas. Cities can of course be very sustainable places to live – densely packed, efficient use of space, good public transport infrastructure – but only if they are designed and constructed with sustainability and resilience in mind!

To have any chance of containing our temperature rise within the 2 degrees target, we need to focus on making our cities of the future models of sustainability.

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