“Cities need to decarbonise existing infrastructure.
The majority of the built environment that will exist in 2050 already exists today. These buildings account for approximately 28% of total global carbon emissions, according to a recent report from the UN Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.
This means a city’s key challenge is not how it will build new “net zero” infrastructure – which is “relatively easy” – but how it will decarbonise infrastructure that was built long before climate change was a key driver.
What should cities do? Here are 12 steps cities need to take to effectively decarbonise their infrastructure.[…]
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