This new series of short WRI podcasts looks at why COP26 matters for different issues. In this episode Nicholas Walton looks at cities with Rogier Vandenberg. Other episodes focus on oceans, the circular economy, clean air, business, food and land use, and an overall look ahead to COP26.


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Rogier van den Berg, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

“Cities are central to the challenge. Two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption is in cities, and more than 70% of global CO2 emissions comes from cities. So how cities deal with this challenge and how cities mitigate greenhouse gases is key to get to the 1.5 degree outcome.”


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