Urban infrastructure choices structure climate solutions

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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Figure 1: CO2e emissions from the three different urban categories.

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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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Creutzig, F., Agoston, P., Minx, J. et al. Urban infrastructure choices structure climate solutions. Nature Clim Change 6, 1054–1056 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3169

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