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Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment in Asian Cities

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment (CGPEP)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Joni Jupesta, Takako Wakiyama, Ambiyah Abdullah
    Pages 1-6
  3. Renewable Energy Investment Risk Analysis for Low-Carbon City Development in Yokohama

    • Takako Wakiyama, Ambiyah Abdullah, Joni Jupesta
    Pages 7-35
  4. Analysis of Economic Incentive Policies for Promoting Green Building Development in China

    • Ping Jiang, Xiao Hu, Xing Sun, Shuo Gao, Yun Zhu, Jiajia Zheng
    Pages 37-60
  5. Low-Carbon City Scenarios for DKI Jakarta Towards 2030

    • Retno Gumilang Dewi, Ucok Siagian, Iwan Hendrawan, Rizaldi Boer, Lukytawati Anggraeni, Toni Bakhtiar
    Pages 61-76
  6. Economic Impact Assessment on Low-Carbon Investment in Renewable Energy in Yokohama, Japan

    • Takako Wakiyama, Ambiyah Abdullah, Joni Jupesta
    Pages 77-93
  7. Smart Cities in Japan and Their Application in Developing Countries

    • Noriko Kono, Aki Suwa, Sohail Ahmad
    Pages 95-122
  8. Conclusions and Ways Forward

    • Joni Jupesta, Takako Wakiyama
    Pages 123-126
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 127-129

About this book

Several Asian cities have already invested in initiatives to build and promote Green Cities. Owing to the limited capacity of local governments, the funding of urban infrastructure has become a critical issue. Against this background, this book explores a new funding mechanism which demands the engagement of many stakeholders, including public-private partnerships. 
This book offers guidance on how cities in selected countries can play a key role in the green growth agenda, by stimulating growth through smart investment in urban infrastructure such as through building a physical infrastructure, offering financial and tax incentives, and heightening society’s awareness of a sustainable lifestyle.

Joni Jupesta is a Visiting Research Fellow at United Nations University. Previously, he held a two-year post as an Environment Advisor at Sinar Mas Agribusiness in Indonesia (2013-2015). Prior to that, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013) and UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011) at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan. An Indonesian citizen, in 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. in Management Science and Technology from Tohoku University, Japan. He contributed two policy briefs to Rio+20: Green economy and Institutional Framework towards Sustainable Development in Indonesia context. Further, he has received several awards for his research work in innovation for sustainability, including but not limited to: the Green Talent Award in 2012 from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the Mitra Award in 2013 from the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), and the BIARI Seed Grant Award 2014 from Brown University, USA.

Takako Wakiyama is Researcher of Climate and Energy Area and Green Economy Area at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Her research focuses on climate and energy policies and economics at national and city level. She has conducted policy impact analysis, scenario analysis and simulation analysis to estimate economic and environment risks and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Keywords

  • Green investment
  • low carbon society
  • asia
  • infrastructure
  • carbon footprint
  • urban geography and urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan

    Joni Jupesta

  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan

    Takako Wakiyama

About the editors

Joni Jupesta is a Visiting Research Fellow at United Nations University. Previously, he held a two-year post as an Environment Advisor at Sinar Mas Agribusiness in Indonesia (2013-2015). Prior to that, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013) and UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011) at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan. An Indonesian citizen, in 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. in Management Science and Technology from Tohoku University, Japan. He contributed two policy briefs to Rio+20: Green economy and Institutional Framework towards Sustainable Development in Indonesia context. Further, he has received several awards for his research work in innovation for sustainability, including but not limited to: the Green Talent Award in 2012 from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the Mitra Award in 2013 from the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), and the BIARI Seed Grant Award 2014 from Brown University, USA.

Takako Wakiyama is Researcher of Climate and Energy Area and Green Economy Area at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Her research focuses on climate and energy policies and economics at national and city level. She has conducted policy impact analysis, scenario analysis and simulation analysis to estimate economic and environment risks and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-59676-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)