Why Cities? Ending Climate Change Begins in the City

The climate change debate has been going on for years, with people on both sides of the fence arguing for its existence — and against it. It’s hard to argue or turn a blind eye to the fact that, as the world’s population continues to grow, cities are becoming more and more crowded and the day-to-day pollution put into the environment by humans is starting to have an effect on our world. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s mega cities committed to addressing climate change, and have a meaningful global impact. They have created this stellar interactive graphic to help spread the news.

For centuries, cities have been the center of commerce, culture and innovation, and the birthplace for some of humankind’s greatest ideas. At where we stand in this critical crossroads, we need cities to create the new ideas that only cities can. The unique set of assets C40 looks to bring together will create a shared sense of purpose, one that will offer cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action against climate change. C40 believes that cities have the power to change the world for the better…do you?

Check out a video of the interactive below, or a full-page version here.


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