A proposal of urban district carbon budgets for sustainable urban development projects
2013 (English)In: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB´12), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, 947-954 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Energy security and carbon emissions are key issues for policy-makers and research communities worldwide. Climate change mitigation poses many challenges for all levels of society. Energy-related carbon emissions in urban areas have received a great deal of attention. This paper builds on the principle that urban areas are major sources of emissions and play an important role in the carbon cycle. Urban development can serve as a cornerstone for achieving transition towards a sustainable city. This paper proposes and describes a framework for carbon budgets with a focus on urban district level. The urban district carbon budget is a mechanism for embedding long-term total emission restrictions into the urban economy. This paper proposes a proposal of urban district carbon budgets in an effort to provide the figure for emission allowances that can be emitted in a given amount of time. The paper presents a design framework of urban district carbon budgets and discusses the scope and scale of carbon budget allocation approaches. It also examines the emission reduction potential and co-benefits of the proposal.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013. 947-954 p.
, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, ISSN 2190-3018 ; 22
Carbon budgets, Climate change, Sustainability, Urban districts, Climate change mitigation, Emission allowances, Emission reduction potentials, Research communities, Sustainable cities, Sustainable urban development, Budget control, Emission control, Sustainable development, Urban growth, Carbon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134144DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36645-1_83ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879458647ISBN: 978-364236644-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134144DiVA: diva2:665623
Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB'12 Stockholm, Sweden 3 - 5 September 2012
QC 201311202013-11-202013-11-182015-11-10Bibliographically approved