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Blog Posts: cities

  • Three Cheers as We Enter 2016

    Pessimists can surely enter 2016 with heads held high. (Do pessimists ever hold their heads high?) The world economy remains anemic. Rising inequality appears unstoppable. So does the threat of terrorist attacks.

  • To Achieve its New Climate Goals, China Must Look to its Buildings

    This post is co-written with Clay Nesler, the vice president for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls.

    China made international news earlier this summer when it announced a new pledge to peak its emissions by 2030, in addition to other climate commitments. The country laid out 15 specific actions as part of its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC). One in particular—curbing emissions from the buildings sector—offers significant potential for helping China achieve its new climate goals.

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