Warrington Borough Council is launching a green investment scheme that will enable local residents to help fund a new solar farm, as part of its ambitious Green Energy Strategy to reach net zero emissions by 2030. The council aims to raise £1m through Community Municipal Investment rounds, it announced today, with the local authority issuing CMI bonds directly to the public via internet-based green investment platform Abundance.
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At the time of writing, more than 10,000 cities around the world have committed to some form of climate action. These efforts range from setting emission reduction targets to adopting clean energy and sustainable transport projects, as well as energy efficiency policies. While some city-level climate initiatives fulfill national requirements, many are more ambitious and extend beyond their respective national governments’ efforts. Subnational climate efforts may play a critical role in closing the widening emissions gap between current policies and global climate goals. A key question, however, is whether and to what extent cities are meeting their climate commitments. Our new analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, provides one of the most comprehensive assessments of cities’ progress towards their climate goals. Our findings show that over 60% of the more than 1,000 European cities that have monitored their performance are on track to meeting their climate target.
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