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Locking in positive climate responses in cities

Well-intended climate actions are confounding each other. Cities must take a strategic and integrated approach to lock into a climate-resilient and low-emission future.

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Fig. 1: Key interactions between urban mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Fig. 2: Infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-in mechanisms for key mitigation strategies.
Fig. 3: Infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-in mechanisms for key adaptation strategies.


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Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Rosenzweig, C., Dawson, R.J. et al. Locking in positive climate responses in cities. Nature Clim Change 8, 174–177 (2018).

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