Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis

Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis

by David Miller
  • environmentalism
  • history-politics-current-affairs

In Solved, David Miller argues persuasively that significant change is possible at the local level by duplicating the actions of the world’s leading cities at pace and scale. When emissions are viewed from a city perspective—those emitted by cities and those needed to support cities, like electricity plants—studies undertaken by the C40 climate leadership group show that 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities, predominantly in the areas of buildings, electricity generation, transportation, and waste—and in that order.

Solved demonstrates that the leading best practices can make a significant difference in reducing global emissions if replicated in cities around the world, and tells the human stories of how these measures came about.

As much a “how to” guide for policymakers as a work for the public, Solved aims to inspire hope through its clear and factual analysis of what can be done—now, today—to mitigate our harmful emissions and begin the path to a 1.5-degree world.


David Miller, author

David Miller is the Director of International Diplomacy for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Prior to joining the C40, he served as President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Mr. Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. Mr. Miller has held a variety of public and private positions, including serving as the Future of Cities Global Fellow at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University from 2011 to 2014. He is a Harvard-trained economist and lawyer.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: University of Toronto Press



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age range: General

publication date: 10/01/2020

Original language of pub: english

Materials Available: finished book