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Cities as Building Blocks for Sustainable Societies

Research at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory led by Goldman School Professor Dan Kammen and Dr. Deborah Sunton of the US Department of Energy highlights that while cities currently contribute to global climate change by emitting the majority of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, they could become the building blocks of sustainability. In this week’s inaugural special issue of Science Magazine on Sustainability Studies, Professor Daniel Kammen and Dr. Deborah Sunter explore the potential of using renewable energy technologies in urban areas to promote low-carbon, resilient, and livable cities.

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