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Main Title Cities and climate change.
Publisher OECD Publishing,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 670484919
ISBN 9789264063662; 9264063668
Subjects Sustainable urban development--Government policy ; Urban policy--Environmental aspects ; Climate change mitigation--Government policy ; Cities and towns--Growth--Environmental aspects ; Climatic changes--Economic aspects ; Changement climatique ; Villes ; Urbanisation ; Consommation d'énergie ; Croissance conomique ; Politique de l'environnement ; Organisation de coopération et de développement conomiques ; Consommation d'âenergie ; Croissance âeconomique ; Organisation de coopâeration et de dâeveloppement âeconomiques
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ELBM  QC903.C48 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/27/2015
Collation 276 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
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As the hubs of economic activity, cities drive the vast majority of the world's energy use and are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Because they are home to major infrastructure and highly concentrated populations, cities are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, warmer temperatures and fiercer storms. At the same time, better urban planning and policies can reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and improve the resilience of urban infrastructure to climate change, thus shaping future trends. This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change. Local involvement through "climate-conscious" urban planning and management can help achieve national climate goals and minimize trade offs between environmental and economic priorities at local levels.--Publisher's description. pt. 1. Trends. Urbanisation, economic growth and climate change -- Climate change impacts specific to urban regions -- Economic benefits of climate action : the urban dimension -- pt. 2. Competitiveness policies. The urban policy package -- Contribution of cities to a green growth model -- pt. 3. Governance. Multi-level governance : a conceptual framework -- Local and regional governance -- Local-national climate policy linkages -- Financial instruments and funding new expenditure needs -- Building institutions to enhance local knowledge.