LSE Cities and ICLEI launch ‘Going Green’ report at Rio+20

23 June 2012

On 20 June, LSE Cities and ICLEI launched a key report at the ICLEI-led City Roundtable at the Rio+20 Global Town Hall. The report represents the preliminary findings of a new global survey on the state of green policies in cities. ‘Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy’, shows widespread optimism at a local level concerning green economic development despite the global recession, and demonstrates the extent to which cities have successfully integrated green policies since the last United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 1992. LSE Cities’ Executive Director, Philipp Rode said: “It is inspiring to see that the vast majority of cities in our survey have not only developed pro-active green policy over the last decades, but also that today they are in such profound agreement about the related economic benefits.” Watch Philipp Rode’s presentation of the key findings.