Local Climate Actions = Big Impact

Blog posted On October 25, 2018

A landmark report released by the U.N. last week has laid out the stakes of a warming planet more starkly than ever. Warming of just 1.5 degrees Celsius could bring on the most severe consequences of climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

Many cities and states are leading the public charge to address this, particularly in the U.S. after President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord. But it’s not yet clear what their tangible and collective impact has been.

So we asked some leading thinkers on local action and the environment: What is one thing a city or state could do to cut emissions significantly, fast?