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Big cities vow to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050
by Umberto Bacchi

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
23 August 2018

On 23 August 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: Leaders of some of the world's biggest cities vowed on Thursday (23 August) to make all buildings carbon neutral by 2050, ensuring they make no contribution to climate change. From London to Tokyo, 19 mayors said they would put in place regulations requiring all new buildings to be carbon neutral by 2030 and all existing ones to reach the same goal by 2050. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Houses, offices, and other buildings account for more than half of all planet-warming gasses emitted by urban areas, according to C40 Cities, a network of cities pushing climate action that shepherded the latest commitment.

In London, Los Angeles, and Paris, the share is as high as 70 percent of all greenhouse emissions, it said.

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