Study: Five-fold jump in urban fossil fuel bans worldwide

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Cities cover just three of the world's landmass but account for 75 per cent of carbon emissions
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Cities cover just three of the world's landmass but account for 75 per cent of carbon emissions

A billion people now live in cities with a renewable energy target or policy in place, according to the latest analysis by green think tank REN21

Cities around the world rapidly stepped up their efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution through the course of 2020, catalysed both by the respiratory pandemic and the escalating severity of...

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