Smart cities: Opportunities in managing the urbanisation trend

Cut greenhouse emissions by 15%

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Here is a few statistics that every sustainability-minded investor should be focused on right now: 70%, the percentage of people who lived in rural settlements back in 1950.

Eight billion - the human population globally by November this year, increasing to 9.8 billion by the middle of the century. 68%, the proportion of the world's human inhabitants expected to live in cities by 2050, up from 55% in 2018. Urbanisation continues undaunted. While pandemic lockdowns temporarily removed some of the benefits associated with living in cities - and accentuated some of the negatives - now that most governments have reinstated freedom of movement, the lustre of cities has returned. UK retail sales slump more sharply than expected in August In London, for exampl...

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