Cities can deliver green jobs, reduce air pollution, and improve quality of life while curbing carbon emission, if they strengthen efforts to integrate transport, building, and energy infrastructure. That is the key conclusion of a new report fom the Urban Transport Group (UTG), which represents the UK’s seven city region transport authorities. The group has today released a study that draws together practical examples of transport, energy, building and climate policies can be better integrated to drive decarbonisation and enhance climate resilience. The report showcases projects that not only reduce carbon emissions or improve climate resilience, but also deliver wider benefits including lower energy, operating and maintenance costs for transport infrastructure; job creation and economic growth; improved air quality; and higher satisfaction among employees and customers of transport systems.
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