Blog | 16 May 2023

Key themes shaping the outlook for city economies under different climate policies

Mark Britton

Director, City Services

Our new City Climate Scenarios add a local dimension to our existing range of climate scenarios which link the economy, the energy system, and the environment. As part of this analysis, we have modelled the regional economic implications of a range of policies that governments could impose to support the transition toward net zero. Under each scenario the future economic outlook of cities and regions will vary, with some places benefitting, while others will undoubtedly lose out.

Key themes from the analysis include:

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Europe

The impact of different climate scenarios on city economies

United States

The impact of climate scenarios on states and metros

Canada

The impact of climate scenarios on provinces and metros

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