The Role of Industry in Forging Green Cities

Institute for Industrial Productivity

[From a Climate Wire article by Daniel Cusick, sub. req’d] …many of the world’s fastest-growing urban areas are experiencing high levels of industrial-sector greenhouse gases from steel mills, cement plants, oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other facilities.

“There is a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with these the primary industries, both direct and indirect,” said Jigar Shah, IIP’s executive director and co-author of a new report titled “The Role of Industry in Forging Green Cities.”

“To the extent that people think about cities like London and New York, where transportation and other emissions sources are major factors, those are real concerns,” Shah added. “But for places where we’re seeing the most rapid urbanization, such as in parts of Asia, we cannot separate industry from the smart planning of cities…”


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