Cities and the Global Politics of the Environmental Series

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Book
Editor:
Joni
Jupesta
Several Asian cities have already invested in initiatives to build and promote Green Cities. Owing to the limited capacity of local governments, the funding of urban infrastructure has become a critical issue. Against this background, this book explores a new funding mechanism which demands the engagement of many stakeholders, including public...
Book Chapter
In Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment in Asian Cities
This chapter examines the economic impact of low-carbon investment on renewable energy sectors in Yokohama via an input–output analysis. We disaggregated the renewable energy sector into five detailed categories: solar photovoltaics (PV) residence, solar PV non-residence, hydropower, wind, and other (biomass and others). Two main findings are...
Book Chapter
In Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment in Asian Cities
The chapter identifies the risks and costs related to renewable energy investments in general and then analyses the risks and returns associated with renewable energy investment using Yokohama as a case study. The role of the government in setting clear policy targets, in providing financial support, and in introducing new and innovative policies...