Urban Transformation

Helping Cities Move from Climate Commitment to Climate Action


of global energy GHG emissions

9 of 10

urban residents breathe unsafe air


people could be impoverished by climate disasters before 2030

We Must

Put cities on path to net-zero carbon

Make cities livable, resilient, equitable

Do it rapidly and at scale

Include disadvantaged communities in implementation

RMI Will

Help cities shape critical policy at the state, provincial, and national levels.

Bring city governments, community-based organizations, industry, and policymakers together to drive ambitious climate solutions.

Deliver technical assistance and capacity-building to integrate climate logic across all city operations.

Push to bring the greatest benefits to the most disadvantaged people.

RMI is working with climate-critical cities around the world to simultaneously reduce emissions, enhance urban livability, increase resilience, and advance social equity.

Market Levers


Empower cities to exercise influence at all levels


Supply critical capacity to drive government climate initiatives


Facilitate innovative approaches for cities to implement solutions


Deliver cutting-edge knowledge to advance urban sustainability

What We Do

We help cities simultaneously reduce emissions, enhance livability, increase resilience, and advance equity. We provide deeply practical technical assistance, capacity-building, and analytics to help cities follow pathways to carbon neutrality, drawing on our expertise in clean energy, building decarbonization, zero-carbon mobility solutions, smarter planning and land-use, nature-based solutions, and industry engagement.

American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator

Partnering with WRI and USDN to help American cities meet their clean energy goals.

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