UN report: Cities ignore climate change at their peril

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Les villes principales responsables du changement climatique

L’Opéra de Sydney avant l’Earth Hour du 26 mars © AFP PHOTO / DRINA THURSTON

Urban areas are set to become the battleground in the global effort to curb climate change, the UN has warned.

The assessment by UN-Habitat said that the world’s cities were responsible for about 70% of emissions, yet only occupied 2% of the planet’s land cover.


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