Coventry, Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent are the leading cities in the UK when it comes to reducing their overall greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report commissioned by RICS from Oxford Brookes University.
Carbon emissions for the UK’s top 20 cities fell by 12.5% between 2005 and 2009. However, on a regional level there were significant variations with Belfast (-4%), Greater London (-10%), and Edinburgh (-11%) performing the worst in the country in terms of overall reduction in carbon emission reductions.
The report offers a comprehensive look at the carbon strategies across 60 UK cities and assesses how successfully each area has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions. Also examined in the report are major barriers that could prevent cities reaching national 2050 emissions targets.
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