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Energy/emission saving policies in urban areas, sustainable cities, best practices : "Building efficiency and household emissions and energy use" : note

This briefing document has been requested by the Temporary Committee on Climate Change in the context of its 8th Thematic Debate, to be held on 23 June 2008, on “Achieving significant CO2 emission reductions in short time: learning from Best Practices regarding successful policies and technologies”. In Europe, numerous good practice examples can be found. A high number of cities and towns have implemented local energy action plans, local emission reduction targets or even plan to become carbon neutral (e.g. Utrecht, Växjö). These targets usually include a whole package of different measures and instruments. As a broad package of measures usually heavily depends on local circumstances, in this compilation of good practice examples, the focus lies on single measures, which can be replicated more easily. The aim of the following compilation is to identify medium-scale examples that are innovative, show short-term emission reductions and are replicable to other urban areas throughout Europe. The focus lies on energy efficiency in buildings, household emissions and energy use
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non fiction
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30 l.

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