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100 1 Whittington, Jan
245 10 Climate-Informed Decisions|h[electronic resource] : |bThe
Capital Investment Plan as a Mechanism for Lowering Carbon
Emissions. /|cWhittington, Jan.
260 Washington, D.C. :|bThe World Bank,|c2015.
300 1 online resource (34 p.)
520 3 Global trajectories for reducing carbon emissions depend
on the local adoption of alternatives to conventional
energy sources, technologies, and urban development. Yet,
decisions on which type of capital investments to make,
made by local governments as part of the normal budget
cycle, typically do not incorporate climate
considerations. Furthermore, current academic and
professional literature specific to climate change draws
attention to decision-making tools that would require
access to technical expertise, data, and financial support
that may not be practical for cities in low- and middle-
income countries. Arguably, the methodologies most able to
effect this transformation will be those that are
convenient and affordable to administer, and that offer
straight-forward low carbon alternatives to traditional
forms of infrastructure investment. Current methodologies
for capital investment planning that do not take climate
change into consideration can result in prioritization of
investments that diverge from a low carbon path and a
potential missed opportunity to reap financial benefits
from efficiency gains. This paper concludes that
relatively minor alterations to common procedures can
reveal the trade-offs and local benefits of low carbon
alternatives in the capital investment planning process.
This paper was written as an input to the preparation of
the Climate-Informed Capital Investment Planning Guidebook,
a how-to guide for local government staff, which will be
published in 2015.
700 1 Lynch, Catherine
700 1 Whittington, Jan
776 18 Print Version:|iWhittington, Jan|tClimate-Informed
Decisions: The Capital Investment Plan as a Mechanism for
Lowering Carbon Emissions.|dWashington, D.C. : The World
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