Cities’ share of global GDP up to 70%

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Saying that cities have changed into the engine of GDP in the world, the head of international conference on urban economics said, cities’ share of global GDP is more than 70 percent according to the statistics.

Referring to the Leader’s speeches regarding 10 key actions to save the country, Hossein Mohammadpour Zarandi, the head of international conference on urban economics in an interview said, “one of the most important provisions of this measure proposed under Resistance Economy model is improvement of energy efficacy; as the Leader emphasized it is possible to save 100 billion USD by optimizing energy.”

Noting that improvement of energy efficiency is one of the fields linking Resistance Rconomy and urban economy to each other, Pourzarandi said, according to statistics, urban areas will be extended several times by 2030, which means increase in energy consumption.

Highlighting that cities have changed into the engine of GDP in the world, the official said, cities’ share of global GDP is more than 70 percent according to the statistics.

“Generally more than 75 percent of total global electricity is consumed by cities and it is estimated that it will be increased in the future,” he said noting the urban rapid growth as well as the increase in energy consumption, he said,

Emphasizing that if necessary infrastructures for optimizing energy consumption in the cities are not provided a major part of global wealth will be spent for providing urban energy, he added “urban rapid growth has created such a serious issue for our country.”

Pointing that the international event will be held on May 19 by participating many prominent Iranian and foreign figures, he further said, the most important topic of the conference is explaining the relationship between Resistance Economy and urban economy; we hope that conference achievements can prepare a ground for implementing Resistance Economy in cities.”

 

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