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UNECE Committee to Work on Climate Neutral Cities

Presentation that noted the use of electric vehicles as one of the key drivers of a global energy transition28 September 2009: One of the outcomes of the 70th session of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management, which convened from 23-25 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, was the decision to include in the Committee's programme of work a study on climate neutral cities.

The study will: cover the whole “urban system” of housing, buildings and land management (transport, green spaces, and waste); address mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change in urban areas; and include practical guidelines for policy-makers, local authorities, practitioners and individual households. [IISD RS summary report of the meeting]