Urban carbon governance and the transition toward low-carbon urbanism: Review of a global phenomenon

Tek Sheng Kevin LO*

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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on urban carbon governance, which has become a burgeoning area of research. Since the early 1990s, the field has grown and diversified geographically, theoretically and methodologically, and now encompasses a wide range of topics, including governing techniques, limitations and challenges, central-local relations, municipal networks, network governance and grassroots initiatives. Given the increasingly global nature of low-carbon urbanism and governance, these studies have expanded our knowledge on the complexity and plurality of the role of cities in addressing climate change. This review serves as a consolidated guide for researchers, policymakers and students in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-283
Number of pages15
JournalCarbon Management
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Urban carbon governance

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