clean diesel busThe world’s 63 biggest cities have almost doubled the activities they undertake to reduce climate change since 2011, according to a report from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

“Mayors have real power to cut emissions and improve climate resilience, and they are taking action,” C40 chairman, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, said from the group’s Mayors Summit in Johannesburg last week. “C40’s networks and efforts on measurement and reporting are accelerating city-led action at a transformative scale around the world.”

More than 8,000 climate actions have been implemented by the cities, with 41 percent of these taking place citywide, according to their website and the Feb. 5 report.

The 63 cities, which represent one in twelve people on the planet, have committed to reducing greenhouse emissions through modernizing transit systems, improving waste management, and implementing energy efficient building codes.

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