Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Governance

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Science - 237 pages
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Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time. As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change. This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the prospects for urban sustainability.
Cities and Climate Change is the first in-depth analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change. The book argues that key challenges concerning the resources and powers of local government, as well as conflicts between local goals for economic development and climate change mitigation, have restricted the level of local action on climate change. These findings have significant implications for the prospects of mitigating climate change and achieving urban sustainability. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary analysis of these issues, and will appeal to students and researchers interested in sustainability at local and global scales.
  

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Contents

PART
4
Global environmental governance
9
global to local
32
Local government and local governance
59
planning and climate protection
70
climate protection and local transport policy
88
climate protection and the built environment
105
climate protection energy management and the transport
122
winwin solutions for climate
151
Cities protecting the climate
171
Transnational networks and global environmental governance
186
Tables
189
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