#COP21 Report: The Aggregate Impact Cities Have on Climate Change

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Today a new report was unveiled that, for the first time, tallied the aggregate impact cities are having on climate change, via reporting through the Compact of Mayors.

Key findings include:

– Commitments already made through Compact of Mayors cities and towns can deliver half of the global urban potential GHG emissions reductions available by 2020.

– Potential urban emissions reductions in 2030 are equivalent to nearly 25% of the “gap” between national pledges made in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Summit and the “2- degree” scenario.

– Greater ambition today, spurred by local government pre-2020 climate actions, creates a pathway for significant future impact.

You can read the full report here and view an interactive graphic here.