Net Zero City

The Net Zero transformation is not a luxury, it’s mandatory. The sooner we succeed the better off we will be, which means that we have to significantly accelerate our progress.

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Critical Performance Sectors

To achieve the Net Zero City transformation by 2032, we must align our actions across seven critical performance sectors:

And we have to do all of this at the same time.
The book addresses all of these topics in great detail, and offers more than 100 great examples across all of these sector.
The Net Zero challenge is unlike anything we have ever attempted.
It’s also an unprecedented opportunity, the opportunity to transform our way of living to enable sustainable lifestyles and greater equity globally.

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If we fail to meet the challenge of the climate emergency, if we talk big but act small, if we procrastinate and allow the fossil fuel vested interests to shape public policy and delay the energy transition, then we will have to pay a steep price in the form of worse warming and more suffering.
Possibly much worse warming, and much more suffering.

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If leaders call for transformation but the unchanged structures of the environment make transformation impossible,
then there will be no transformation.

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With the arrival of the climate emergency, ours is no longer an optional search for solutions.
It’s clear that the very survival of many of our cities will depend on our capacity to conceive of and create new urban forms, and also to change the infrastructure systems necessary to make our cities function well.

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A robust data infrastructure is an essential tool for all the professions that are involved in making the city more climate-resilient, and in transforming it into a Net Zero habit.
These include public health, health care delivery, urban design, urban management, emergency services, and disaster prevention.
All must work to help cities become more vibrant as they become healthier, more resilient, and more equitable.

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