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Your Call: How can cities tackle climate change?

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On the December 8th edition of Your Call, we're talking about the role cities play in combating climate change. 

Increasing housing density, improving public transportation, and expanding green spaces are among some of the strategies cities employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint. The ways our cities are planned, built, and operated can have a tremendous impact in reducing pollution, protecting our natural environments, and combating climate change. 

Which cities are leading the way and what more can we do to make our communities more sustainable? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin and you.


Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive

Guillermo Rodriguez, Policy & Communications Director for the San Francisco Department of the Environment

Dr. Kif Scheuer, Climate Change Director for the Local Government Commission

Web Resources:   

C40: Ending climate change begins in cities

Michael Bloomberg: Advancing Climate Ambition: Cities as partners in global climate action

Compact of Mayors

Natural Resource Defense Council: Urban Solutions

Sustainable Cities Institute

The Independent: These are the most sustainable cities in the world

NY TIMES: Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris

C40 Cities

SF Environment

Climate Interactive

Local Government Commission: Climate Change

Next City: Ten Cities Win Sustainable Development Award