Laura Sharman 20 February 2020

Five cities rated 'A' in fight against climate change

Five UK cities have been named as leaders in climate change and transparency by CDP.

CDP’s Cities A List rates cities on the action they are taking against climate change and the quality of key environmental data.

This year, BCP Council, Coventry City Council, City of Leicester, Greater London Authority and Greater Manchester were all rated ‘A’ under the scoring, joining 105 other cities from across the world.

To score an A, each city must have a city-wide emissions inventory, have set an emissions reduction target, published a climate action plan and have completed a climate adaptation plan.

Kyra Appleby, global director of cities, states and regions at CDP, said: ‘Climate science leaves no doubt that global emissions must be halved by 2030 to limit the effects of the global climate crisis. Cities play a crucial role in meeting this challenge: covering just 2% of the earth’s surface, they are the source of 70% of emissions.

‘These 105 cities are setting an example for the level of transparency and action we need from cities worldwide.’

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