In a brand new climate ranking of 596 cities – by international non-profit CDP – less than 10% were awarded A List status.

Of the 43 given the highest score for ‘climate leadership and action’, four: Canberra, Paris, Minneapolis and San Francisco are advancing policies to ensure all energy comes from renewable sources, with Reykjavík having already achieve this.

“The need for action on climate change has never been more urgent, as the latest report from the IPCC has warned. Cities house more than half of the world’s population and are responsible for over 70% of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions, so they could make or break efforts to tackle climate change,” said Kyra Appleby, Global Director for Cities, States and Regions at CDP. “Just 7% of cities who reported to CDP in 2018 received an A. We urge cities worldwide to step up their action, set targets in line with what the latest science says is needed to prevent dangerous climate change, and transparently share their progress.”

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