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Urban Transformation

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Financing

Access to capital and innovative financing mechanisms is often a critical enabler for initiatives. Cities have an important role to play creating or expanding financing options and improving access to such financing, both for city-led projects (i.e., public sector) and for those projects that initiate on the private sector side.

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Biological Resources

Cities must sustain the people within them, while also properly managing their biological resources through responsible agriculture, forestry, and other land-uses while reducing waste and curbing emissions.

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Industry

Industry is responsible for 7% of carbon emissions in major cities. Solutions exist that can enable cities to cut these emissions, while also promoting business and manufacturing.

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Buildings

The built environment is responsible for nearly 50 percent of all GHG emissions in large cities. So any carbon-free commitment must address building energy use.