Cities are raising their profile within the international energy efficiency arena. More and more cities are committed to become CO2 neutral and engage a low-carbon development transition. At COP23 in Bonn, 25 cities pledged to implement more and more ambitious actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change by 2020.
The share of the global population living in cities is continuously increasing and it is estimated that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of people will live in urban areas. Buildings constitute an essential part of these rapidly growing urban landscapes and provide the space for various activities.
Cities have historically been the hub of various activities, developments and investments. The number of people moving to cities is constantly increasing and estimates predict that more than two thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Currently more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are produced in cities, while increasing population, urbanisation, and economic growth is escalating this amount even further.
Organise 4-6 webinars under this series focussing on different regions. Each webinar would start with the introduction of global issues, followed by a regional overview, country-case, city-case and example from a district, if applicable.
A collection of articles, activities and web resources about energy efficiency in cities.