Accelerating cities’ net zero action: Key takeaways from partnership and innovative financing visioning labs
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INTRODUCTION: The goals of this project were to increase the ambition of cities in the UK and the U.S. to set and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions targets, to encourage more cities to commit to the UNFCCC “Race to Zero” in advance of COP 26 in November 2021, and to promote cross learning and collaboration between U.S. and UK cities. To support this, the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (BU ISE) worked with the UK Government to deliver two virtual roundtables, branded as visioning labs to emphasize the interactivity, which convened stakeholders from city government, academia, and net zero experts from North America and the UK. The visioning labs convened a total of 51 stakeholders including representatives of 28 cities. [TRUNCATED]
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