Cities have a vital role to play in leading the clean energy transition. Over two-thirds of the world’s energy is consumed by them, and they are responsible for as much as 70 percent of man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. , According to the UN, urban areas are projected to house 60 percent of people globally, which means that one in every three people will live in … [Read more...] about Innovating with Clean Energy Solutions in Latin America’s Major Cities
Richard Rugg is the Managing Director of Programmes and has worked at the Carbon Trust for over 14 years and has played a pivotal role in developing successful national approaches to resource efficiency and advice dissemination. Building on this expertise Richard founded the Carbon Trust's Low Carbon Cities Programme which is currently supporting strategic carbon reduction and city climate planning around the world including across cities, states and regions in Mexico, Chile, Central America, China, Malaysia, Europe and the UK. Richard has helped to forge vital collaborations with key funders in the future city space including international governments, the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Green Climate Finance, NAMA Facility, UNIDO, UNEP as well as BEIS and the UK’s FCO.