A carbon neutral city
is a city that reduces its greenhouse gas emissions
, compensates for its remaining emissions, and invests in carbon sequestration. The carbon emissions
of cities come from sources including transportation, heating and cooling of buildings, and commercial, industrial, and institutional processes. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Cities are responsible for 75%
of global greenhouse gas emissions. Cities that implement strategies to reduce their emissions are rewarded with increased innovative capacity and a reduced carbon footprint
. Carbon neutral cities allow their residents to enjoy cleaner air and better health. Furthermore, electric mobility
, like all aspects of the energy transition
, can lead to job creation. The benefits are also economic, and not just environmental.