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Wealthier, healthier cities

"By reducing greenhouse gas emissions and better managing water resources, we will also have cleaner creeks, less air pollution, and other ancillary benefits." Austin USA

Just as Austin finds additional health and air quality advantages in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, many other cities around the world are finding that tackling climate change yields similar co-benefits, from improving efficiency to attracting new businesses.  In this report, CDP, C40 and AECOM present the results of our analysis of these benefits, based on the responses of 110 global cities to the 2013 CDP questionnaire.1 The cities in this sample span the globe—from mega- cities like London, Tokyo, New York, and Jakarta to the small city of Oristano in Italy and Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso in West Africa.

CDP Cities 2013 Global Report [PDF, 702.37kb]