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Cities and climate change: The great decarbonisation challenge

  • Lena Neij
  • Harriet Bulkeley
  • Kes McCormick
Publishing year: 2015-11-17
Language: English
Pages: 1-4
Publication/Series: Climate in Focus
Document type: Newspaper article

Abstract english

We are in the midst of “the critical decade”. It is now that our decisions and actions in relation to mitigation of and adaptation to climate change will determine the success or failure of decarbonisation transitions needed to avoid severe impacts of climate change. This is not solely a technological, social, economic or governance issue. Addressing climate change demands fundamentally different practices in all these areas combined. Cities and urban areas are expected to play a significant role in the great decarbonisation challenge.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • cities
  • climate change
  • decarbonisation
  • experiments


Kes McCormick
E-mail: kes [dot] mccormick [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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