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000031994 041__ $$aEnglish
000031994 100__ $$aGouldson, A.
000031994 245__ $$aCities and Climate Change Mitigation: Economic Opportunities and Governance Challenges in Asia
000031994 260__ $$c2016
000031994 300__ $$a11-19
000031994 520__ $$aCities are central to the fight against climate change, but the IPCC recently noted that many cities — and particularly those in the developing world — lack the institutional, financial and technical capacities needed to switch to low emission development paths. Based on detailed case studies of three Asian cities, this paper finds that the adoption of low emission development strategies (LEDS) at the urban level could be economically attractive. However, it also argues that without a coordinated multi-level, cross-sectoral governance framework these opportunities for low carbon urban development are likely to be left unexploited. As these governance conditions are frequently not in place, we argue that these case study cities, and cities in similar contexts, are likely to miss even the economically attractive low carbon development opportunities and become increasingly locked in to higher cost, higher carbon development paths. Due to their growing size and importance, we conclude that the presence or absence of governance arrangements that enable the adoption of low carbon development strategies in Asian cities will have global implications for climate change.
000031994 653__ $$aClimate
000031994 653__ $$aCarbon
000031994 653__ $$aMitigation
000031994 653__ $$aCities
000031994 653__ $$aGovernance
000031994 653__ $$aAsia
000031994 700__ $$aColenbrander, S.
000031994 700__ $$aSudmant, A.
000031994 700__ $$aPapargyropoulou, E.
000031994 700__ $$aKerr, N.
000031994 700__ $$aMcanulla, F.
000031994 700__ $$aHall, S.
000031994 773__ $$pCities
000031994 773__ $$v54 
000031994 773__ $$ahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.010
000031994 8564_ $$uhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275115001638$$yExternal link (open access)
000031994 980__ $$aARTICLE