City transformations in a 1.5 °C warmer world

Meeting the ambitions of the Paris Agreement will require rapid and massive decarbonization of cities, as well as adaptation. Capacity and requirement differs across cities, with challenges and opportunities for transformational action in both the Global North and South.

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Fig. 1: Estimated per-capita CO2e by Global North and Global South city grouping.
Fig. 2: Distribution of C40 and UCCRN cities and annual temperature changes for ice-free land areas in a 1.5 °C warmer world.

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Solecki, W., Rosenzweig, C., Dhakal, S. et al. City transformations in a 1.5 °C warmer world. Nature Clim Change 8, 177–181 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0101-5

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