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Cities Aren’t Making Climate Investments Where They Matter Most

Buildings, transport, energy and waste have the most potential to reduce emissions, according to a CDP report

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

More cities than ever are implementing measures to fight climate change and mitigate the impact of extreme weather events on their communities, but there’s still a large gap between what’s needed and what they’re doing. 

In a survey of 812 cities released by nonprofit CDP on Wednesday, almost all said they’re aware they face hazards such as extreme heat, flooding and rainstorms that put their people and infrastructure at risk. Less than half have a detailed plan to tackle the problem.