Deloitte: Urban rethink: Tackling climate change in cities


Cities around the world are currently engaged in a multipronged battle. COVID-19 stands out as one of the biggest public health challenges faced by cities and nations in the past century.

However, even as the pandemic recedes, its lingering effects and the associated economic disruption will likely continue to impact cities for a considerable time. Amid all this, cities are now shifting their focus to another major challenge—climate change and environmental sustainability.

Deloitte collaborated with ThoughtLab to survey 200 city leaders and 2,000 citizens globally to better understand the steps cities are taking to become future-ready. The survey shows that both city leaders and citizens surveyed agree that climate change and pollution are one the biggest challenges faced by cities globally.