R. Bruce Hull, Rich Dooley, Collective Impact for Climate Mitigation, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, August 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/collective-impact-climate-mitigation/) Abstract: The key causes and solutions to climate change are urban. Urban businesses, residents, land uses, and the supply chains that support them emit approximately 70 percent of greenhouse gasses.1-2 Cities are well situated to mitigate their emissions because they have (relatively) functional governments (compared to, for example, nations), because they have wealth (they generate more than 70 percent of the world’s economy), and because they attract talented and motivated workers and residents.1-3 Cities, thus, have the motivation and the capacity to innovate climate solutions, and they are doing so around the world.3-4 Readers of this article will find two valuable lessons. First, the article describes a useful template—known as a Community Energy Plan—that other communities can use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as make their energy systems more secure, reliable, affordable. And, second, it illustrates a process—known as Collective Impact—that helps organize … Topics: Energy