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Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities, Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms, edited by Mahendra Sethi, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira

Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities, Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms, edited by Mahendra Sethi, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities
electronic resource
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edited by Mahendra Sethi, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
Series statement
Exploring Urban Change in South Asia,, 2367-0045
Sub title
Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms
This volume presents a novel framework to understand urban climate co-benefits in India, that is, tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development goals in cities. It utilizes methods and tools from several assessment frameworks to scientifically evaluate sector co-benefits for informed decision making. The co-benefits approach can lead to significant improvements in the way societies use environmental resources and distribute their outputs. The volume discusses four main themes: (1) Concepts and theories on cities and climate co-benefits; (2) Contextualizing co-benefit issues across spatial scales and sectors; (3) Sectoral analyses of co-benefits in energy, transport, buildings, waste, and biodiversity, and (4) Innovations and reforms needed to promote co-benefits in cities. The discussions are based on empirical research conducted in Indian cities and aligned with the international discourse on the 2030 UN Development Agenda and New Urban Agenda created at the UN-Habitat III in 2016. The analyses and recommendations in this volume are of considerable interest to policy experts, scholars and researchers of  urban and regional studies, geography, public policy, international development/law, economics, development planning, environmental planning, climate change, energy studies, and so on.   How can India provide services and infrastructure to its rapidly urbanizing population and simultaneously reduce emissions? While answering such questions this book is a must read to understand India’s course in implementing the Habitat III agenda, as well as achieving relevant Sustainable Development Goals. -Professor Govindan Parayil, Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainablility, University of South Florida, USA (Former Vice-Rector and Director, UNU-IAS, Japan)
Table Of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Concept and Theory of Co-benefits. 1. Cities and climate co-benefits Mahendra Sethi & Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira  -- 2. Co-benefits assessment tools and research gaps Mahendra Sethi.- Part II: Contextualizing Co-benefit Issues- across spatial scales and sectors. -3. South Asian Perspective: A case of urban air pollution and potential for climate co-benefits in India Bhola Ram Gurjar, Toshimasa Ohara, Mukesh Khare, Priyanka Kulshrestha, Vandana Tyagi, Ajay Singh Nagpure -- 4. Aligning global environmental and local urban issues Usha P. Raghupathi, Richa Sharma & Aastha Joshi -- Part III: Co-Benefits in Energy, Transport, Buildings, Waste & Bio-diversity. -5. Co-benefits from energy Sector Mahendra Sethi -- 6. Co-benefits from urban transport Sudhir Gota & Alvin Mejia -- 7. Co-benefits from buildings and construction A. Narender -- 8. Co-benefits from Waste to energy Amit Chatterjee, Manmohan Kapshe, Binayak Choudhury, Shomit Badea -- 9. Co-benefits of urban biodiversity Meenakshi Dhote & Debojyoti Mukherjee.- Part IV: Promoting Co-benefits in the Urban Context – Innovations and Reforms. -10. Smart and Livable cities - opportunities to enhance quality of life and realize multiple co-benefits Shilpi Mittal & Mahendra Sethi --  11. Social entrepreneurship, energy and urban innovations Rama Krishna Reddy Kummitha -- 12.State Level Framework for Integrated Landuse and Transport Shabana Charaniya -- 13. Climate resilience in urban planning Divya Sharma & Raina Singh -- 14. Rights-based approach to realize co-benefits in Delhi Magali Dreyfus -- 15. Mainstreaming co-benefits in urban policy, governance and finance A. Narender & Mahendra Sethi
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