ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA released at Global Climate Action Summit a report summarizing the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Released in partnership with numerous other reports detailing the scale of action among business, regions, and local government, this analysis is the first to report on the collective progress of the many U.S. Cities that have been tracking emissions and taking action on climate for a number of years.
What’s Driving Changes in Local GHG Emissions? Results from Contribution Analysis illustrates the dynamic and counteracting forces at work in cities that lead to overall reductions, or increases, in local GHG emissions. Key findings include that many cities have managed to outpace growth with improved efficiency to create some reductions in emissions. Coupled with the impacts of state and national policies that reduce the carbon intensity of energy and transportation, reductions are even more evident.
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