How Data Will Help Cities Fight the Climate Crisis

Earth Day is a good opportunity to see how data and technology can improve sustainability.
May 17, 2024 9:40 AM ET
A digital model rendering of a city-scape.
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Originally published by Fast Company


Even with Earth Day in the rearview mirror, it’s still clear that the fight to counter the climate crisis will be won or lost in the world’s cities—and the innovative use of emerging technologies is one of our most powerful tools.

Cities occupy 3% of the world’s land but use 60% to 80% of energy consumption. Cities also emit 75% of the world’s carbon. This problem will intensify as urban populations expand in the coming years: Urban emissions could double by 2050.

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