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Creating Low Carbon Cities (Hardcover)
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This book addresses key topics in the current deliberations and debates on low carbon cities that are underway globally. Contributions by experts from around the world focus on the key factors required for creating low carbon cities. These include appropriate infrastructure, ensuring co-benefits of climate actions, making best use of knowledge and information, proper accounting of emissions, and social factors such as behavioral change. Readers will gain a better understanding of these drivers and explore potential transformation pathways for cities.
Particular emphasis is given to the current situation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the urban level, emphasizing the complexity of measuring GHG emissions from cities. Chapters also shed new light on the long-term transformation pathways towards low carbon. This book teases out key challenges and opportunities in all these domains to aid creating low carbon cities, making it of value to policy makers, researchers in academia and consultants working on climate change and energy issues.