Cities and Climate Change: Strategic Options for Philanthropic Support

Regionalized urban climate action is ripe for funding

By Jennifer Hatch, John Cleveland, Michael Silano, Peter Fox-Penner

March 2019

As city-based climate action increases, additional funding will play a critical role to help build capacity, networks, and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To help urban climate policy planners identify areas where more investment can accelerate action, the Institute for Sustainable Energy (now the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability) evaluated which levers will most rapidly and significantly catalyze emissions reductions, and which methods of engagement hold the most promise for widespread action.

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