Alliance of Global Cities Strive to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 80-100 Percent

This image is released on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as it is announced that the city of Yokohama is a winner of the C40 Awards 2016 for its efforts to tackle climate change, in the Clean Energy Category. The Yokohama Smart City Project uses Smart Grid technology and solar panels to help cut energy consumption in homes and businesses by between 15% - 22%. Yokohama aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. An employee walks past solar panels on the roof of a building at the Hokubu Sludge Treatment Plant on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan. For full release on the awards and their recipients go to: http://www.apcontentservices.com/multimedia-newsroom/c40-awards-the-11-best-cities-for-addressing-climate-change.
This image is released on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as it is announced that the city of Yokohama is a winner of the C40 Awards 2016 for its efforts to tackle climate change, in the Clean Energy Category. The Yokohama Smart City Project uses Smart Grid technology and solar panels to help cut energy consumption in homes and businesses by between 15% - 22%. Yokohama aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. An employee walks past solar panels on the roof of a building at the Hokubu Sludge Treatment Plant on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan. For full release on the awards and their recipients go to: http://www.apcontentservices.com/multimedia-newsroom/c40-awards-the-11-best-cities-for-addressing-climate-change. AP Images for C40 / Tomohiro Ohsumi
This image is released on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as it is announced that the city of Yokohama is a winner of the C40 Awards 2016 for its efforts to tackle climate change, in the Clean Energy Category. The Yokohama Smart City Project uses Smart Grid technology and solar panels to help cut energy consumption in homes and businesses by between 15% - 22%. Yokohama aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. An employee walks past solar panels on the roof of a building at the Hokubu Sludge Treatment Plant on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan. For full release on the awards and their recipients go to: http://www.apcontentservices.com/multimedia-newsroom/c40-awards-the-11-best-cities-for-addressing-climate-change.
This image is released on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as it is announced that the city of Yokohama is a winner of the C40 Awards 2016 for its efforts to tackle climate change, in the Clean Energy Category. The Yokohama Smart City Project uses Smart Grid technology and solar panels to help cut energy consumption in homes and businesses by between 15% - 22%. Yokohama aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. An employee walks past solar panels on the roof of a building at the Hokubu Sludge Treatment Plant on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan. For full release on the awards and their recipients go to: http://www.apcontentservices.com/multimedia-newsroom/c40-awards-the-11-best-cities-for-addressing-climate-change. AP Images for C40 / Tomohiro Ohsumi

Alliance of Global Cities Strive to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 80-100 Percent

Teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, dominated news headlines this week at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Addressing world leaders she said, ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words…We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth - how dare you!’”. Governments across the globe must take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” within the next ten years “to stop irreversible damage from climate change,” according to a 2018 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is a collaboration of global cities partnering to “cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050 or sooner”. They join us to discuss why they believe “achieving carbon neutrality will require radical, transformative changes to core city systems.”