Pixie Chart of the week | City Connections on Climate and Energy

The Urban Transport Group has released a report focusing on the connections between transport, energy and the built environment at the city-region level.

This week’s Chart of the Week highlights the importance of cities in their contributions to CO2 emissions as well as their enhanced ability to achieve emissions reduction through innovative projects, initiatives and policies.

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