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Discussion Paper

For cities to meet the challenge of reaching carbon neutral by 2050, one option is to promote a renovation wave for buildings. A literature review of the initiatives, standards and regulations for energy savings and the renewable energy deployment in buildings in the EU, US and Asia shows the complexity of the effort, and the need to integrate...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Nature Climate Change
Author:
Felix
Creutzig
Leila
Niamir

Mitigation solutions are often evaluated in terms of costs and greenhouse gas reduction potentials, missing out on the consideration of direct effects on human well-being. Here, we systematically assess the mitigation potential of demand-side options categorized into avoid, shift and improve, and their human well-being links. We show that these...

Peer-reviewed Article
In INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

As more countries witness depopulation, the expansion of High-Speed Rail (HSR) to reach shrinking cities in peripheral regions is renewing the debate on the effects of this infrastructure. This is the case in Japan, a country that continues to extend its highly developed HSR network hoping to curb regional decline. This paper investigates whether...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate
Author:

Cities are increasingly adopting potentially sustainable climate plans. Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into these plans could help stabilize the climate while generating jobs, narrowing equity gaps, fostering innovation, and delivering other sustainability benefits. Yet, how much cities are integrating the SDGs into climate...

Research Report

Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, which spread across the whole world in 2020, local and regional governments have continued their work to localise the ambitious goals set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2018, local and regional governments began the review and follow- up...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops. Global agreements like the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or the “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” seek to...

Book
Author:
Vaibhav
Chaturvedi
Arunabha
Ghosh
Yagyavalk
Bhatt
Kanika
Chawla
Cheolhung
Cho
Jiyong
Eom
Eri
Ikeda
Gloria Jina
Kim
Preeti
Kumari
Diptiranjan
Mahapatra
Badri G
Narayanan
Prabhakar
Sharma
Aviram
Sharma
Sumita
Sindhi
Qing
Tan
Avilasha
Tripathy
Anjali
Viswamohanan
Sha
Yu

The Asian countries have diverse economic profiles, energy consumption patterns, greenhouse emissions, climatic conditions and socio-political landscapes. These dynamics bring into focus that drawing a uniform framework to define the energy transition process for the region is a difficult task. Keeping in view of this reality, this book identifies...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific
Author:
Haryono
Huboyo
Wiwandari
Handayani
Mega
Anggraeni

In fast-growing coastal cities, dependable public transport, diversity of modes, and social inclusion are among several factors that contribute to resilient transport. However, these factors depend critically on whether key ridership segments are aware of the benefits of public transport. This article describes the effects of an awareness raising...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Travel Behavior and Society

The spread of online taxi services is transforming mobility patterns in many of the world’s rapidly motorizing cities. Yet few studies have systematically assessed which factors are behind this transformation. This article fill this critical knowledge gap for the three fast-growing cities of Indonesia, namely, Semarang, Bogor and Bandung. The...

Working Paper

With only ten years left to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member States in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, action is more urgent than ever. Cities, which are responsible for delivering many of the targets highlighted by the SDGs are accelerating their efforts. This is recognised by the...