Tuesday, December 8, 2015

700 cities from around the world agreed to cover all their energy needs from renewables by 2050

The contributions submitted by national governments ahead of the COP21 will limit the average global temperature rise to around +3°C; far from the objective of +2°C. Seven hundred city mayors from around the world met in the margins of the COP21 at the Paris town hall on Friday to pursue a more ambitious agenda than that supported by their national governments.
The 100% renewable energy goal comes with an alternative objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, also by 2050. Cities are responsible for around 70% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and their additional effort should cut around 3.7 gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year. Read more at http://www.euractiv.com/