Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The limits of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings for staying under 1.5 degrees C

van der Heijden, Jeroen

Description

Voluntary urban climate programs challenge firms and citizens to reduce resource consumption and carbon emissions at city level but without the force of law. High hopes are expressed about their capacity to accelerate a transition towards low-carbon building and city (re) development. This article explores, maps, and interrogates a global trend of voluntary urban climate programs, with a specific focus on action-networks, performance recognition programs, and eco-financing for low-carbon...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorvan der Heijden, Jeroen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-20T01:35:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1877-3435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196420
dc.description.abstractVoluntary urban climate programs challenge firms and citizens to reduce resource consumption and carbon emissions at city level but without the force of law. High hopes are expressed about their capacity to accelerate a transition towards low-carbon building and city (re) development. This article explores, maps, and interrogates a global trend of voluntary urban climate programs, with a specific focus on action-networks, performance recognition programs, and eco-financing for low-carbon building initiatives. It finds that, thus far and within the boundaries of the literature reviewed, voluntary programs for building initiatives have not contributed to resource consumption and carbon emissions reductions at a level that will help achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement (i.e., staying under 1.5 degrees C). It concludes with approaches that will help to make better use of these programs.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier B.V.
dc.sourceCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
dc.titleThe limits of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings for staying under 1.5 degrees C
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume30
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor160514 - Urban Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB2247
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.elsevier.com/en-au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVan der Heijden, Jeroen, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage59
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage66
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cosust.2018.03.006
local.identifier.absseo940204 - Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
dc.date.updated2019-08-04T08:20:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85044763271
local.identifier.thomsonID000444521500009
CollectionsANU Research Publications

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Van+der+Heijden_The_limits_of_voluntary_2018.pdf274.2 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator