GDB1 MediaCities adaptation and mitigation to Climate Change (Great debate co-organized with AGU)
|Convener: Nicholas T. Arndt | Co-Convener: Hans Thybo|
Great debate co-organized with AGU.
The motion to be debated is: Large cities mitigate the effects of climate change
More than 5 million people worldwide die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution. Cities, particularly in developing countries, are growing explosively, with dramatic impact of the health of their populations. Smaller cities are more liveable but large cities have advantages in terms of transport efficiency and economic vitality, factors needed to realize the energy transition required to counter the effects of climate change.
These and related issues will be addressed in the Great Debate
Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva
Luisa Tan Molina, MIT, USA