What we need to know to achieve low-carbon futures in cities and urbanizing areas
What is it about?
Comparing and bringing together social, biophysical, and engineering perspectives on low carbon futures, we argue for a co-produced, integrative framework for understanding urban areas, urbanization, and carbon dynamics. We discuss drivers, variations across scales of space and time, and ways that trajectories of carbon emission could be altered (and the barriers to doing so).
Why is it important?
Urban areas and urbanization contribute substantially to global CO2 emissions; thus, understanding the drivers and dynamics of urban carbon is essential to making changes toward sustainable futures. No one discipline can do this alone, so we argue for a co-produced, interdisciplinary perspective.
The following have contributed to this page: Patricia Romero-Lankao and Nancy Grimm
In partnership with:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)