How Pittsburgh found a secret climate weapon in 'the thrilling world of municipal budgeting'

Pittsburgh government officials made the switch to priority-based budgeting to work towards a zero-carbon budget. In this process, they track every dollar the city spends on each of its programs. Then, they give every program a score based on how well it meets the city’s priority of having no net increase in carbon emissions. Officials use those scores to reallocate funds and make future budgeting decisions.

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