Low carbon city: a guidebook for city planners and practitioners

The report, titled 'Low Carbon City: A Guidebook for City Planners and Practitioners,' provides basic guidance to city level policy makers, urban planners, transport planners and consultants. The guidebook focuses on: the meaning of "low carbon" in the context of long-term global climate stabilization target; low carbon scenarios and alternate development pathways to achieve these scenarios; and the role of low carbon development in India. The guidebook also links mitigation with adaptation as part of a framework for climate compatible development. The guidebook evaluates global energy system transitions, and elaborates on the need for radical improvements in end-use efficiency, increased shares of renewable energy, smart grid, as well as nuclear energy, and carbon capture and storage as hedging options for climate risk.

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