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Innovations in Urban Climate Governance : Voluntary Programs for Low Carbon Buildings and Cities

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"Building on unique data, this book analyses the efficacy of a prominent climate change mitigation strategy: voluntary programs for sustainable buildings and cities. It evaluates the performance of thirty-five voluntary programs from the global north andsouth, including certification programs, knowledge networks, and novel forms of financing. The author examines them through the lens of club theory, urban transformation theory, and diffusion of innovations theory. Using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) the book points out the opportunities and constraints of voluntary programs for decarbonising the built environment, and argues for a transformation of their use in climate change mitigation. The book will appeal to readers interested in sustainablecity planning, climate change mitigation, and voluntarism as an alternative governance mechanism for achieving socially and environmentally desirable outcomes. The wide diversity of cases from the global north and south generate new insights, and offers practical guidelines for designing effective programs"--
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Business and Public Policy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Jeroen Van Der Heijden
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2017
TCIN: 52813006
UPC: 9781108415361
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-2129
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