UNFCCC COP-13 Side Event
Carbon Management in Cities: Gaps in Policy Discussions and Scientific Understanding
6:00 ~ 7:30 PM, December 6, 2007
Solar Room, Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Cities are responsible for the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions and their concentration of population and infrastructure makes them more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This side-event identified and highlighted key gaps in policy discussions and scientific understanding for carbon management in cities of developing and the developed countries. Key speakers from the scientific and urban policy arenas delivered presentations addressing the following questions, followed by active audience participation in the discussions.
- Why is carbon management in urban areas an essential component of addressing global climate change?
- What are the major gaps in scientific understanding and lessons in relation to urban carbon management?
- What are the knowledge and information that city planners need from science to support them for managing carbon?
- Side event agenda (pdf, 0.1MB)
Shobhakar Dhakal, Global Carbon Project
Ram M. Shrestha (ram[AT]ait.ac.th), Asian Institute of Technology