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.
IUESA: Referring to the Supreme 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 with Tasnim News Agency said, one of the most important provisions of this measure proposed under resistance economy model is improvement of energy efficacy. As the Supreme Leader emphasized it is possible to save 100 billion USD by optimizing energy.
Saying that improvement of energy efficiency is one of the fields linking resistance economy and urban economy to each other, Pourzarandi said, according to statistics, urban areas will be extended several times by 2030 i.e. increase in energy consumption.
Highlighting 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.
Noting that urban rapid growth as well as increase in energy consumption, he said, 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.
Emphasizing that if necessary infrastructures to be not provided for optimizing energy consumption in the cities, a major part of global wealth will be spent for providing urban energy, he added, urban rapid growth has created such hazard seriously for our country.
Noting that international conference on urban economics 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.