Future of the Environment

Cutting global carbon emissions: where do cities stand?

Cities are a major source of global emissions. Image: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Susmita Dasgupta

Somik Lall

Lead Urban Economist and Global Lead for Territorial and Spatial Development, Urban, DRM, Resilience and Land, World Bank

David Wheeler

Senior Fellow Emeritus, Center for Global Development

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Econometrically estimated CO2 emissions sources for sample cities.
Cities’ emissions performance is measured as the difference between their expected emissions. Image: World Bank Blogs
City emissions performance by region*
There are wide performance variations within and across regions. Image: World Bank Blogs

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