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On net zero GHG emission targets for climate protection in cities: More questions than answers?

Lützkendorf, Thomas 1; Balouktsi, Maria 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Two separate, but interacting, global agendas are now leading to new, additional requirements for the future development of cities: The UN Agenda 2030, putting cities at the heart of sustainable urban development with its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, and the Paris Agreement COP21 adopting the 1.5 °C target as a basis for global emissions reductions. Regulators and researchers have widely recognized the necessity to put cities, as an important object of assessment, and city authorities, as an important actor group, at the core of climate mitigation efforts. For cities themselves this topic becomes a factor of competition among peers. In their pursuit of a low carbon future, however, they are confronted with a number of theoretical and practical questions regarding target setting and subsequent planning for mitigation. As a contribution to the current discussion, the paper initially clarifies on which principles the allocation and accounting of city-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are typically based. A good understanding of the GHG sources and reduction potentials is essential for defining feasible targets and designing efficacious reduction strategies. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000099518
Veröffentlicht am 11.11.2019
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/323/1/012073
Zitationen: 5
Zitationen: 10
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Ökonomie und Ökologie des Wohnungsbaus (OEW)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1755-1307
KITopen-ID: 1000099518
Erschienen in Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference, SBE 2019: Graz, Austria, 11-14 September 2019
Veranstaltung Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference (SBE 2019), Graz, Österreich, 11.09.2019 – 14.09.2019
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 012073
Serie 323
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Book of abstracts, S. 125
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