Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Low Carbon City

  • Ismaila Rimi AbubakarEmail author
  • Yakubu Aliyu Bununu
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_24-1

Definition

Low carbon city is a sustainable urbanization approach that centers on curtailing the anthropogenic carbon footprint of cities by means of minimizing or abolishing the utilization of energy sourced from fossil fuel. It combines the features of low carbon society and low carbon economy while supporting partnerships among governments, private sectors, and civil societies.

Introduction

Humanity has been facing extraordinary risks and challenges related to climate change, such as extreme weather events, sea level rise, water stress, desertification, biodiversity loss, and conflicts over limited resources (Abubakar and Aina 2016; De Jong et al. 2015). The leading cause of climate change is anthropological expansion of greenhouse gases (GHG), including carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide, and methane, in the atmosphere. About 70% of global CO2emission is associated with urban areas because they cluster socioeconomic activities that generate climate change-related emissions...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Architecture and PlanningImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (formerly, University of Dammam)DammamSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningAhmadu Bello UniversityZariaNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil