Top cities leading green policymaking

London, Paris and New York are among the global cities leading the way in green policymaking. The three cities are among the 66 members of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), and their policies have been charted in a series of briefs published in association with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

The briefs show:

  • Approximately 74% of the cities examined are implementing incentives for a greener built environment
  • 67% have made a commitment to green building codes
  • 73% have green schools policies in place
  • 61% have enacted municipal green building policies
  • 49% are pursuing sustainable community policies.

“The findings within these briefs indicate that cities are making impressive investments to create more resilient and sustainable built environments, as well as impact the health and wellbeing of their citizens,” said Roger Platt, president of the USGBC.

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