Urban Energy

Urban Energy

As rapid urban growth continues, energy use in cities and levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are projected to continue unchanged; current projections indicate that approximately 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, producing some 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions. Unfortunately, most of this urban growth will take place in developing countries, where the vast majority of people remain underserved by basic infrastructure services and where they are least able to cope with the uncertainty of climate impacts. The development and mainstreaming of energy-efficient and low-carbon urban pathways that reduce emissions without obstructing the urban development agenda are essential. Reducing long-term energy use through efficiency is the key and provides important local co-benefits - creating new jobs, enhancing competitiveness, improving air quality and health, and providing a better quality of life.

 

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Sustainable Urban Energy

The Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning (SUEEP) is a comprehensive framework and a step-by-step guideline to help a city to develop its own energy and emissions plan that provides actionable initiatives to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

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