A Comparative Analysis of Global City Policies in Climate Change Mitigation: London, New York, Milan, Mexico City and Bangkok

IEFE Working Paper No. 32

39 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2010

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Edoardo Croci

Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Sabrina Melandri

Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Tania Molteni

Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Date Written: March 31, 2010

Abstract

Global cities have emerged as major players on climate change issues. The paper considers five case studies (London, New York, Milan, Mexico City, Bangkok), with the aim of identifying main emission drivers at urban level and verify the coherence of urban mitigation strategies with local emission contexts. At this purpose, local emission inventories and mitigation plans of the five cities are compared through a set of city indicators. In all cases GHG emissions derive primarily from local energy uses. Transportation and energy uses in buildings are the most emitting sectors in all cities, with different weights in analyzed cases depending on specific conditions. City mitigation strategies and measures, though characterized by different time horizons, are coherent with local emission contexts. The need of standardized indicators and methodologies constitutes an area of future development and investigation.

Keywords: climate change, global cities, mitigation plans, local emission inventories

JEL Classification: Q49, Q54, R00

Suggested Citation

Croci, Edoardo and Melandri, Sabrina and Molteni, Tania, A Comparative Analysis of Global City Policies in Climate Change Mitigation: London, New York, Milan, Mexico City and Bangkok (March 31, 2010). IEFE Working Paper No. 32, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1582350 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1582350

Edoardo Croci (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

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Sabrina Melandri

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Tania Molteni

Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy ( email )

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Italy
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