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On the definition and prioritization of strategies and actions to minimize greenhouse gas emissions in cities: An actor-oriented approach

Balouktsi, M.; Lützkendorf, T.

Abstract (englisch):
Cities as hotspots of human economic activity and infrastructures provide some of the best opportunities for decarbonizing sectors essential for limiting the global warming to 1.5, such as buildings and transport. For this reason, 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. In their pursuit of a low-emission future, however, cities are confronted with a number of theoretical and practical questions regarding allocation and accounting of city-related greenhouse gas (GHG), target setting and subsequent planning for mitigation. A wide literature is currently focused on the first two. However, to achieve ambitious climate targets, research should urgently focus more on how to reap all available urban mitigation actions and encourage rapid and radical changes. Identifying and prioritising mitigation strategies and actions to achieve the targets, as well as putting them together into a coherent plan with a clear vision of the future, are critical steps in actionable and effective climate action planning. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000117616
Veröffentlicht am 09.03.2020
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/410/1/012004
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Ökonomie und Ökologie des Wohnungsbaus (OEW)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000117616
Erschienen in Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation: SBE19, Thessaloniki, Greece, 23–25 October 2019
Veranstaltung Sustainability in the Built Environment for Climate Change Mitigation (SBE 2019), Thessaloniki, Griechenland, 23.10.2019 – 25.10.2019
Verlag IOP Publishing
Seiten Article No.012004
Serie IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science ; 410
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