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This paper highlights 10 innovative solutions seeking to transform energy consumption in cities, that will result in a range of benefits, including emissions reductions, job creation, resilience and a more just system. These approaches are intended to inspire business and government leaders and contain elements that can be replicated in different geographies.

NEW | Accelerating the Decarbonization of Buildings: The Net-Zero Carbon Cities Building Value Framework

This briefing paper introduces the Building Value Framework, which aims to shift how the value of investments green buildings are perceived.

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Net Zero Carbon Cities: An Integrated Approach

This report provides a global framework and recommends an integrated energy approach, defined as “systemic efficiency”, as a solution to the current environmental, economic, health and social crises.

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Urban Transformation: Integrated Energy Solutions

This briefing paper shows how the built environment and mobility can serve as the foundations to kickstart urban transformation and decarbonization anywhere in the world.

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Aligning to Net Zero: How CEOs can get on board with the transition

Given the urgency and scale of the challenge, and the accelerating pace of change in the regulatory context, all CEOs now have a responsibility to take immediate action. Different businesses carry different responsibilities and capabilities, but none should ignore this challenge.

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Major Green Technologies and Implementation Mechanisms in Chinese Cities

This report demonstrates the rapid pace of technological innovation and deployment can help cities in China and around the world undertake the massive transformation required to become green cities.

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Electric Vehicles for Smarter Cities: The Future of Energy and Mobility

This report examines the major trends affecting the transformation of energy and mobility systems, with a special focus on cities. Topics addressed include: electrification, decentralization and digitalization of the energy system, along with the shift towards electric, shared and autonomous mobility.

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