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Eco-financing for low-carbon buildings and cities: Value and limits

Van der Heijden, Jeroen

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Building owners and governments face constraints in financing the transformation and development of low-carbon buildings and cities. Banks and other finance providers are often risk averse and unwilling to provide funds for such development and transformation. For some time now, governments and non-governmental organisations have experimented with novel forms of financing for low-carbon developments and transformations – often referred to as ‘eco-financing’. This article studies six such...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVan der Heijden, Jeroen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T05:27:08Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T05:27:08Z
dc.identifier.issn0042-0980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/111563
dc.description.abstractBuilding owners and governments face constraints in financing the transformation and development of low-carbon buildings and cities. Banks and other finance providers are often risk averse and unwilling to provide funds for such development and transformation. For some time now, governments and non-governmental organisations have experimented with novel forms of financing for low-carbon developments and transformations – often referred to as ‘eco-financing’. This article studies six such governance instruments from Australia, the Netherlands and the USA to better understand their value and limits.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was supported by a VENI-grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; grant number 45111015) and a DECRA-grant from the Australian Research Council (grant number DE15100511).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rights© Urban Studies Journal Limited 2016. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0042-0980/..."author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 9/01/17).
dc.sourceUrban Studies
dc.titleEco-financing for low-carbon buildings and cities: Value and limits
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2016
local.publisher.urlhttps://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/home
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationvan der Heijden, J., School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet), The Australian National University
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE15100511
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0042098016655056
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