Green citites and green urban economy; contributions from case studies for a necessary low-carbon future

Nuss Girona, Sergi
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City Governments engaged in climate change mitigation and adaptation face the multiple challenge of self-commitment, the need to involve their communities and stakeholders, and top-down and multi-scalar processes out of their control dictating options and the evolution in their concrete realities. Even so, the Green City concept has emerged, reflecting the expertise achieved by cities and towns in sustainable development twenty years after the Rio Earth Summit. With the EU 2020 Strategy, the Covenant of Mayors and the Mexico City Pact, a rapidly growing number of Local Authorities are moving into low-carbon development. Based on in-depth case studies, this research aims at understanding how and why 6 cities, in a wide variety of settings, stand in regards to the green development paradigm. ​
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