All articles for the topic: low carbon urban development

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Towards clean air in Chinese cities

Chinese and Swiss research institutes are partnering in an SDC-funded project on air pollutant source apportionment to improve air quality in 6 Chinese cities.

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Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) works towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector through:

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Decarbonising the building sector

Decarbonizing the building sector

This report  highlights a set of essential measures and successful examples for incorporating building activities in decarbonization efforts for governments to include in their NDCs.

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Digitalization of the built environment

Digitalization opens up new opportunities to contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement targets and the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDC-supported Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI) is helping to achieve the Agreement’s climate targets using digital ledger technologies such as blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. These offer huge potential for climate action.

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European Green Capital Network

During its European Green Capital Award-winning year in 2014, the city of Copenhagen created the concept of the European Green Capital Network, exclusively dedicated to the previous winners and fin

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Global Buildings Performance Network

The GBPN assists governments and industry policy makers to identify, adapt and implement policy best practices for low-energy, affordable and healthy buildings, contributing to low carbon and resil

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Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilient Development in Cities

This webinar focuses on the SDC funded CapaCITIES project in India, which is advancing climate action planning to accelerate transformation of cities to low carbon, climate resilient cities.

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Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

This research project outlines the benefits, challenges, and successes associated with transboundary ecosystem management in Still Creek, a riparian ecosystem located in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Key reports for the CC&E Network 2014-2016

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Building a Climate-Resilient City: Economics and finance

This policy brief looks at economic and financial measures that cities can use to build their resilience to climate change impacts.

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LEDS in Practice: Create jobs

This paper shares two case studies from cities that have generated employment by implementing low carbon transport projects.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from urban India

This study explores the advantages and challenges of integrating gender dimensions into climate compatible development strategies through looking at a case study in Gorakhpur, India.

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