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Source: Stocksnap

Google Just Made A Tool That Could Help Cities Curb Their Carbon Emissions

By Koty Neelis

Cities around the world have made ambitious targets in reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases over the last few years but now they might have a better way of monitoring their progress thanks to a new tool by Google.  

Coined "the Environmental Insights Explorer," the innovative tool is a way for leaders to understand their city's carbon emissions generated from electricity and transportation sources. The idea is that by providing insights on pollution, the data can be used to create carbon baselines and accelerate climate action plans. 

In partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, Google has already begun estimating greenhouse gas emissions for individual cities, including Pittsburgh, Buenos Aires, and Mountain View, Calif., though it plans to expand to other cities in the future.