At KPMG, we use our technology-driven and innovative insights to empower and support companies in delivering impactful transformations and lead the way forward towards a more sustainable future. 

We do that by utilising technology and through a unique international set-up of specialised competencies, designed to go beyond borders.

We are, therefore, proud to launch this global Net Zero Urban Program in collaboration with United Cities. The aim of the program is to bridge sustainable technological solutions and capital using technology and partnership.

Program overview

Today, cities contribute to 70% of the world's emissions, consume more than 75% of the world's natural resources and by 2050, two thirds of the world population are expected to live in cities. To enhance the impact, this will focus on cities.

This program has developed a common, broad approach which is replicable and measurable, unlocking digital solutions by matching them with capital to help contribute to sustainable cities worldwide.

The goal is to be an enabler that brings the right actors together to reach 10,000 cities, scale up 100 prototype digital solutions and raise $25bn capital by 2030.

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Call for action

No organisation can do this alone, we need to act together.

This program plans to:

  • Engage and cooperate with businesses, clients, and organizations.
  • Collect data and facts, using technology to help predict.
  • Map cities challenges in a consistent, action oriented, and investable way.
  • Showcase existing and potential digital solutions.
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Digital twin

It can be hard for investors and decision-makers to visualize challenges and digital solutions at city scale. This will use a progressive digital twin to create a visual, easy-to-understand data layer on a 3D-model of an urban environment to help map intensity, scale, and correlation between challenges.

Digital twins are tools to help make better decisions, faster, quicker and cheaper. They can be essential tools to addressing systemic challenges such as climate change. Cities can use digital twins to analyze challenges, identify options and inform interventions to help provide better outcomes to people and nature.