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World’s Top 100 Economies

Major economies—and thus sources of emissions—are under the remit of city governments: together the top ten cities have an economy larger than Japan; thirty-four of the world’s largest 100 economies are cities.

World’s 100 Top Economies  (pdf file)

Data sources:
Country data: GDP-PPP from the Development Data Platform time series, World Bank
City data: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 2009
Which are the largest city economies in the world and how might this change by 2025? Economic Outlook
Companies: Data retrieved from (accessed November 2009)

Cite as: Hoornweg, D., P. Bhada, M. Freire, C.L. Trejos Gómez, R. Dave. 2010. Cities and Climate Change: An Urgent Agenda. World Bank.


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