Local Governments for Sustainability

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2018 Clean Air International Forum
More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities. And half of this, lives in Asia. And from all of these people living in the world’s cities, more than 80% are exposed to poor air quality and experiencing air pollution, especially in Asia. This air pollution is mainly related to the global phenomenon of GHG emission, which mostly...
Discussion Paper
This paper presents the experience of Kitakyushu City, one of the environmental model cities in Japan, in achieving an efficient and closed-loop management of material resources, reducing the amount of waste produced and to be landfilled. Based on the national legislation, Kitakyushu City has developed its first Basic Plan for Municipal Solid Waste...
Book Chapter
In The Economy of Green Cities: A World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy
Composting is a traditional agricultural practice to recycle organic waste. However, due to ongoing rapid urbanization and changing life-styles, organic waste lost its traditional link to the rural agriculture. Instead, organic waste became a serious environmental issue in developing countries. This paper therefore discusses the experiences of two...