A New Tool to Assess Urban Climate Policies

Cities are both major contributors and casualties of climate change. A new book establishes a framework for analyzing policies to help cities lead the way in responding to the crisis.

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Cities Responding to Climate Change by Stephen Jones, who teaches management at the University of Queensland, Australia, explores details the strategies, plans and initiatives that have so far been designed to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo. The book establishes an analytical framework to critically examine the policy responses to climate change by Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo. This book, which is meant for both practitioners and researchers, explores how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness in implementing climate polices. It offers lessons for other city governments contemplating serious action to lessen the impacts of global warming. 

Source: Jones, Stephen. Cities Responding to Climate Change: Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo. London: Palgrave Macmillan (2018)

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