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Title Low carbon urban infrastructure investment in Asian cities / edited by Joni Jupesta and Takako Wakiyama.

Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Cities and the global politics of the environment
Cities and the global politics of the environment.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Contents Foreword; Series Editors' Preface; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Green Investment in Asian Cities; 1.2 Methodology and Approaches to Addressing Green Investment in Asian Cities; 1.3 The Focus of this Book; Chapter 2: Renewable Energy Investment Risk Analysis for Low-Carbon City Development in Yokohama; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Renewable Energy Financing Renewable Energy Investment Risks and Costs; 2.2.1 Barriers to Accelerating Renewable Energy Investments; 2.2.2 Risk Mitigation Approaches; Renewable Portfolio Standard; Green Power Certificate Feed-in Tariff2.2.2.4 Tax Policies and Subsidies; 2.3 Case Study on Yokohama, Japan; 2.4 Data and Methodology; 2.4.1 Household; 2.4.2 Commercial Sector; 2.5 Solar PV Investment Results; 2.5.1 Household; 2.5.2 Commercial Sector; 2.6 Challenges; 2.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Analysis of Economic Incentive Policies for Promoting Green Building Development in China; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Energy Conservation Legislation in China's Building Sector; 3.1.2 Green Buildings in China Today; 3.2 Methods; 3.3 Results; 3.3.1 Current Chinese Central Government Economic Policies
3.3.2 Subsidies and Incremental Costs of Green Buildings3.3.3 Case Studies; 3.3.4 Number of Design- and Operation-Stage Green Buildings; 3.4 Discussion; 3.4.1 Barriers to Green Building Development in China; 3.4.2 Energy Performance Contract; 3.4.3 Carbon Trading and Carbon Taxes; 3.5 Conclusions and Policy Implications; References; Chapter 4: Low-Carbon City Scenarios for DKI Jakarta Towards 2030; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Design and Methods; 4.3 Results and Discussion of Energy Sector Development and GHG Emissions; 4.4 Conclusion and Remarks; References
Chapter 5: Economic Impact Assessment on  Low-­Carbon Investment in Renewable Energy in Yokohama, Japan5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Literature Reviews; 5.2.1 Economic Effects of Renewable Energy Introduction; 5.2.2 Renewable Energy Policies and Investment in Yokohama, Japan; 5.3 Data and Methodology; 5.3.1 Data; 5.3.2 Methodology; 5.4 Results; 5.4.1 Backward Linkages; 5.4.2 Forward Linkages; 5.4.3 Economic Impact Assessment on Low-Carbon Investment in Renewable Energy in Yokohama; 5.5 Conclusion; Appendix: Sector Classifications; References
Chapter 6: Smart Cities in Japan and Their Application in Developing Countries6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Definition of SC and the Japanese Case; 6.2.1 Definition of SC; 6.2.2 The Four SC Sectors; 6.3 The Yokohama Case Study; 6.3.1 Minato Mirai 21, Dawn of City Smartization; 6.3.2 SC Policies Implemented in Yokohama; 6.4 The Yokohama SC Across Four Sectors and Three Fields; 6.4.1 The Application of Yokohama's Experiences to the Developing World; 6.5 Present Infrastructural Conditions in the Poorest Regions of India; 6.5.1 Slums in India
Summary 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 societyℓ́ℓs 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.
Other author Jupesta, Joni, editor.
Wakiyama, Takako, editor.
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Subject City planning -- Asia.
City planning -- Economic aspects -- Asia.
Cities and towns -- Asia -- Growth.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137596765 (electronic bk.)
1137596767 (electronic bk.)