Special Issue "Urban Pathways: Transition towards Low-Carbon, Sustainable Cities in Emerging Economies"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2017
Urbanization is increasing rapidly, particularly in emerging economies. While an enabler of economic growth, one of the consequences of unplanned urbanization is highly inefficient urban services, in particular, energy, transport, and waste management. Cities currently account for about 70 percent of energy consumption and energy related greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, the integration of urban energy, transport, and resource sectors in the delivery on the NDCs is vital for the success of global climate change mitigation efforts. This is a vital objective of the New Urban Agenda, and this Special Issue will aim to help in bringing together climate change and urban development objectives, by exploring the links between urban and national actions. This Special Issue will build directly on the commitments delivered by countries as part of the UNFCCC and Habitat III processes. The Special Issue will outline key issues and barriers and showcase local implementation concepts from key emerging economies. Papers should include aspects of the political, technological, socio-economic, and financial viability of sustainable development solutions in emerging economies.
Mr. Oliver Lah
Prof. Ralph Sims
Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate action
- emerging economies
- policy processes