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Cities will be key to a low carbon, resilient global economy able to address and adapt to climate change. Many are emerging as leaders cutting emissions and greening infrastructure. Photo ©Pline

The City of Dormagen in Germany has achieved energy savings for street lighting of some 50 percent since 2006 by moving to highly efficient bulbs. Dormagen officials expect energy savings to amount to 65 percent over 2006 levels upon completion of its lighting initiative in spring 2016, despite the expansion of its lighting system. The result: a CO2 emissions reduction of 889,442 tonnes annually. The city’s efforts illustrate just how effective relatively simple measures can be.

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