A low-carbon city reduces its carbon footprint by focusing on renewable energy and mitigation measures.
The “green” aspects of comprehensive stimulus programs
Like all government plans for social and economic revitalization at all levels, comprehensive incentive programs are designed to help decarbonize cities. Urban investments can promote compact, integrated, multipurpose cities that reduce the distance between work and home. Restoring green spaces, rethinking urban mobility and expanding public and non-motorized transportation, and investing in building upgrades to reduce inequality will help improve people’s well-being and create more jobs.
“Cities are not only at the forefront but also at the center of finding solutions,” said UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen. – Greening cities benefit human health, help mitigate and adapt to climate change, and create jobs.”