Today, Atlantic Cities featured a Gen/Connect interview with Dr. Rohit T. Aggarwala, Senior Policy Advisor to the C40 Chair, in which Dr. Aggarwala breaks down why city dwellers are the most efficient users of environmental resources. He also explains how “the triple bottom line” definition of sustainability works perfectly in cities, where improvements to public health, environment and quality of life go hand in hand.

“Climate change is the common denominator,” to the biggest challenges facing cities says Dr. Aggarwala; these major issues include quality, water quality, and public health, sanitation, and solid waste – particularly in developing countries.

“The average New Yorker has a carbon footprint one-third the size of the average American,” says Dr. Aggarwala.

To learn how urban dwellers can increase their energy efficiency even more, watch the full interview here.

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