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Urban infrastructure choices structure climate solutions

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Cities are becoming increasingly important in combatting climate change, but their overall role in global solution pathways remains unclear. Here we suggest structuring urban climate solutions along the use of existing and newly built infrastructures, providing estimates of the mitigation potential.

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Acknowledgements

This manuscript is an output of the Global Carbon Project's research initiative Urban and Regional Carbon Management (http://www.cger.nies.go.jp/gcp/activities.html). GPP and RMA were supported by the Research Council of Norway (project 569980).

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  1. Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, 10829 Berlin, Germany

    • Felix Creutzig
    • , Peter Agoston
    •  & Jan C. Minx
  2. Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

    • Felix Creutzig
  3. Hertie School of Governance, Friedrichstrasse 189, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    • Jan C. Minx
  4. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 2601 Canberra, Australia

    • Josep G. Canadell
  5. Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Gaustadalléen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway

    • Robbie M. Andrew
    •  & Glen P. Peters
  6. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK

    • Corinne Le Quéré
  7. National Institute of Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan

    • Ayyoob Sharifi
    •  & Yoshiki Yamagata
  8. Asian Institute of Technology, 12120 Pathumthani, Thailand

    • Shobhakar Dhakal

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