As urbanization and industrialization continue to grow exponentially in developing countries, increasing the development and use of clean energy and energy-efficient technologies can contribute to improved energy security and sustainable urban development. Specifically, these efforts cut energy consumption and costs, increase energy access, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the effects of air pollution on human and environmental health.
How are clean energy and energy efficiency being integrated into urban development and infrastructure? What are examples of successes in and challenges to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas? How does clean energy and energy efficiency contribute to improved human and environmental health? What are initiatives focused on improving enabling environments, promoting practices, and building capacity for clean energy and energy efficiency in urban areas?
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