This is what we should be doing.
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The climate crisis won’t be easy on cities.
Thanks to dense populations and complicated infrastructure, many urban areas are already experiencing deadly heat waves and flooding.
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On November 3 at the international COP26 climate conference, UN representatives released practical steps leaders can take to cool down urban centers.
Paris is home to the first and largest district cooling system in Europe, and offers a sustainable alternative to air conditioning.
Traditional air conditioners release 117 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year from the U.S. alone and use about 6 percent of the country’s electricity.
Medellín’s green corridor project put more trees and green spaces around the city, totaling 36 hectares.