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Like his predecessors, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been weighing up the idea of relocating the capital city away from crowded, polluted Jakarta. But transferring the national government to a new city is an escapism that won't solve Jakarta's problems; only an aggressive commitment to transport and other infrastructure investments will do that.

The clear strategies employed by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group to exchange lessons and best practices on climate change action between mayors provide a great lesson in knowing what one can really achieve, in order to fully achieve it.

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