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Cities: the core of climate change mitigation

Mi, Zhifu and Guan, Dabo and Liu, Zhu and Liu, Jingru and Viguié, Vincent and Fromer, Neil and Wang, Yutao (2019) Cities: the core of climate change mitigation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 207 . pp. 582-589. ISSN 0959-6526. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20181008-145630226

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Abstract

Cities, the core of the global climate change mitigation and strategic low-carbon development, are shelters to more than half of the world population and responsible for three quarters of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG). This special volume (SV) provides a platform that promotes multi- and inter- disciplinary analyses and discussions on the climate change mitigation for cities. All papers are divided into several themes, including GHG emission inventory and accounting, climate change and urban sectors, climate change and sustainable development, and strategies and mitigation action plans. First, this SV provides methods for constructing emission inventory from both production and consumption perspectives. These methods are useful to improve the comprehensiveness and accuracy of carbon accounting for international cities. Second, the climate change affects urban sectors from various aspects; simultaneously, GHG emissions caused by activities in urban sectors affect the climate system. This SV focuses on mitigation policies and assessment in energy, transport, construction, and service sectors. Third, climate change mitigation of cities is closely connected to urban sustainable development. This SV explores the relationships between climate change mitigation with urbanization, ecosystems, air pollution, and extreme events. Fourth, climate change mitigation policies can be divided into two categories: quantity-based mechanism (e.g., carbon emission trading) and price-based mechanism (e.g., carbon tax). This SV provides experiences of local climate change mitigation all over the world and proposes the city-to-city cooperation on climate change mitigation.


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Additional Information:© 2018 Elsevier. Received 12 April 2018, Revised 1 October 2018, Accepted 5 October 2018, Available online 6 October 2018.
Group:Resnick Sustainability Institute
Subject Keywords:Climate change; mitigation; city; emission inventory; sustainable development
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20181008-145630226
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20181008-145630226
Official Citation:Zhifu Mi, Dabo Guan, Zhu Liu, Jingru Liu, Vincent Viguié, Neil Fromer, Yutao Wang, Cities: The core of climate change mitigation, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 207, 2019, Pages 582-589, ISSN 0959-6526, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.034. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618330488)
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