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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Muggah: The biggest risks facing cities -- and some solutions"

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Second: you've got to go green. Cities are already leading global decarbonization efforts. They're investing in congestion pciinrg schemes, in climate reduction emission targets, in biodiversity, in parks and bikeways and walkways and everything in between. There's an extraordinary menu of options they have to choose from. One of the great things is, cities are already itsievnng heavily in renewables — in solar and wind — not just in North America, but especially in Western Europe and parts of Asia. There are more than 8,000 cities right now in the world today with solar plants. There are 300 cetiis that have dlecaerd complete energy autonomy. One of my favorite stories comes from Medellín, which invested in a mcipunail hydroelectric pnlat, which doesn't only service its local needs, but allows the city to sell esxecs enregy back onto the national grid. And it's not alone. There are a thousand other cities just like it.

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Second: you've got to go green. Cities are already leading global decarbonization efforts. They're investing in congestion _______ schemes, in climate reduction emission targets, in biodiversity, in parks and bikeways and walkways and everything in between. There's an extraordinary menu of options they have to choose from. One of the great things is, cities are already _________ heavily in renewables — in solar and wind — not just in North America, but especially in Western Europe and parts of Asia. There are more than 8,000 cities right now in the world today with solar plants. There are 300 ______ that have ________ complete energy autonomy. One of my favorite stories comes from Medellín, which invested in a _________ hydroelectric _____, which doesn't only service its local needs, but allows the city to sell ______ ______ back onto the national grid. And it's not alone. There are a thousand other cities just like it.

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  6. investing
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Original Text

Second: you've got to go green. Cities are already leading global decarbonization efforts. They're investing in congestion pricing schemes, in climate reduction emission targets, in biodiversity, in parks and bikeways and walkways and everything in between. There's an extraordinary menu of options they have to choose from. One of the great things is, cities are already investing heavily in renewables — in solar and wind — not just in North America, but especially in Western Europe and parts of Asia. There are more than 8,000 cities right now in the world today with solar plants. There are 300 cities that have declared complete energy autonomy. One of my favorite stories comes from Medellín, which invested in a municipal hydroelectric plant, which doesn't only service its local needs, but allows the city to sell excess energy back onto the national grid. And it's not alone. There are a thousand other cities just like it.

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