Date of Award
Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)
International Development, Community and Environment
Innovations in City Level Climate Policy: Building Energy Efficiency and Retrofitting Programs in C40 cities
Worldwide buildings account for approximately a third of global energy use and a quarter of GHG emissions. In large cities these proportions can double or even triple. Combined with a slow rate of building turnover, this creates a need for policy instruments designed to address the energy efficiency of existing buildings. With a lack of national attention, cities are stepping forward to offer a solution. This paper examines policy approaches taken by six cities, all members of the C40 Climate Leadership Group. Energy efficiency policies and programs are broken down into their constituent functions, each with unique impacts, strengths, and limitations.
Gregory Trencher, Ph.D.
Tweed, Benjamin, "Innovations in City-Level Climate Policy: Building Energy Efficiency and Retrofitting Programs in C40 cities" (2016). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 167.