As Global Climate Action Falters, Cities Are Taking the Lead

As Global Climate Action Falters, Cities Are Taking the Lead
Solar panels line the roof of Beach Green Dunes II, an affordable living facility that also uses geothermal energy to offset electric, heating and cooling costs, in Queens, New York, Feb. 19, 2020 (AP photo by Mark Lennihan).

Cities have emerged as key leaders in implementing climate solutions. But while transport and energy often get more attention, the construction and operation of buildings is typically a city’s highest source of emissions. It’s not surprising, then, that buildings have become a top priority for climate action for U.S. cities.

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