Sustainable Cities

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Issue Brief

This publication aims to promote local climate actions by disseminating information on the announcement by 31 local governments in the Kyushu region of Japan on their commitment to be “Zero Carbon Cities” by 2050. It compiles the background, current situation and challenges, along with domestic and international trends on a net zero carbon society...

Book Chapter
In Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Urbanization plays a significant role in how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be achieved by countries and regions since they can deliver the benefits of SDGs to a relatively large number of people in a short period of time by concentrating efforts in relatively focused areas than the widely dispersed rural areas. With 55% of people...

Presentation
IAMC
Author:
Kiyo
Kurisu
Keisuke
Hanaki

This work was developed as the methodology for analysing a long-term transformation for cities. This work was presented at 10th Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium in 2017. (Later presented at Cities IPCC, 2018: Also included in the TWI2050 report (p.98) in 2018 https://iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/twi/Report2018.html)

Conference Proceeding
8th East Asia Summit (EAS High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Sustainable Cities

The High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) is organised annually to gather influential East and Southeast Asia policymakers, experts and practitioners working on clean, green and sustainable cities. Since 2010, senior officials from the region’s environmental and urban line ministries, city authorities and development...

Commissioned Report

This report provides an overview of the interim progress of implementing the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Year 3 (2016/17), commissioned by the ASEAN Secretariat and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). Since 2010, BRC and KUC have been at the forefront of promoting innovative ‘bottom-up’ actions by cities, through two initiatives (implemented...

Commissioned Report

The Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment is a 10-year programme aimed at achieving improvement in the urban environment by building the capacities of local governments in urban environmental management through fostering information exchange, dissemination of case studies and analysis of successful practices to support their replication, as...