Urbanisation takes a green shade

A change is being done to stop cities from being the main generator of carbon emissions

Cities can move forward and make the changes they need. GualbertoBecerra/Shutterstock

Climate change in recent times has been convincing more homeowners to shift to sustainable living slowly until eventually larger groups have taken further steps. Nature-based activities magazine Blue Ridge Outdoors notes one of these mass shifts to be the “green cities movement”,where urban areas around the world work as a community to lower emissions and live more sustainably in terms of living and in business.

Formally, there is no organisation implementing the movement, but different cities have taken it upon themselves to make the change and create policies that would help achieve sustainability goals, such as reaching net zero.

This is because urban cities account for 70 percent of carbon emissions, especially if they lack tools and management that could help them become more sustainable, according to The Guardian. But cities get the big picture. They can move forward and make the changes they need on a wider level.

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Cities can upgrade themselves and include economic policies and movements within their thresholds. Sustainable living can be introduced and encouraged to the population, thus getting the people to participate in the reduction of carbon emissions and investing in more environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Green cities have become one of the main goals of urban development, as reported by green living blog Green City Future. However, most people see this environmentally friendly, green, sustainable lifestyle to be something more for a higher class of society due to all the changes they would have to make. It is important to know that that is not the case.

A city shifting into a green lifestyle focuses on its urban development available for everyone. It has five objectives for liveability. First would be to ensure livelihood for citizens. It should be accessible on the daily, and it should make urban life more affordable. It needs resilience to face social threats and environmental impacts. Finally, urban life should be able to provide the liveability that the city has to offer for citizens to enjoy.

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