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dc.titleTwelve metropolitan carbon footprints: A preliminary comparative global assessment
dc.contributor.authorSovacool, B.K.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, M.A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-04T07:00:55Z
dc.date.available2011-03-04T07:00:55Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationSovacool, B.K., Brown, M.A. (2010). Twelve metropolitan carbon footprints: A preliminary comparative global assessment. Energy Policy 38 (9) : 4856-4869. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2009.10.001
dc.identifier.issn03014215
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20551
dc.description.abstractA dearth of available data on carbon emissions and comparative analysis between metropolitan areas make it difficult to confirm or refute best practices and policies. To help provide benchmarks and expand our understanding of urban centers and climate change, this article offers a preliminary comparison of the carbon footprints of 12 metropolitan areas. It does this by examining emissions related to vehicles, energy used in buildings, industry, agriculture, and waste. The carbon emissions from these sources - discussed here as the metro area's partial carbon footprint - provide a foundation for identifying the pricing, land use, help metropolitan areas throughout the world respond to climate change. The article begins by exploring a sample of the existing literature on urban morphology and climate change and explaining the methodology used to calculate each area's carbon footprint. The article then depicts the specific carbon footprints for Beijing, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Mexico City, New Delhi, New York, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo and compares these to respective national averages. It concludes by offering suggestions for how city planners and policymakers can reduce the carbon footprint of these and possibly other large urban areas. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2009.10.001
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCarbon footprint
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectMetropolitan areas
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2009.10.001
dc.description.sourcetitleEnergy Policy
dc.description.volume38
dc.description.issue9
dc.description.page4856-4869
dc.identifier.isiut000279743500011
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