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Governance for Sustainable City Development

Green Cities and Townships, Mumbai, 25-26 April

jeroen van der heijden

on 25 April 2013

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Transcript of Governance for Sustainable City Development

? ? Dr. Jeroen van der Heijden
Australian National Univeristy - Regulatory Institutions Network
University of Amsterdam - School of Law
j.j.vanderheijden@anu.edu.au of global GHG >30% IPCC, 2007: 40% reduction Current potential: j.j.vanderheijden@anu.edu.au www.NewEnvironmentalGovernance.info ! ! Half of many countries' emission reduction targets for 2025 At net cost benefit Some barriers:

difficult to regulate
imperfect market
split incentives
circle of blame Collaborative governance What is it aiming for? How? Main lessons Design & technology Images:
Low hanging fruit: http://www.distinctbookkeepingsolutions.com
Australian dollars: http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200801/r218293_853641.jpg
Half full glass: http://succeedineveryway.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/glasshalffull.jpg
Smoke stacks:
Green building: http://constructioncourses.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sustainable-homes.jpg
Cityscape: http://www.patriciamorehead.com/2004/11/cityscape-2004-for-orchestra-10-min/
UNCCC: http://www.climateconcerns.com/page/3/ ? A slow but steady change
Benchmarking is key, but has limits
Community building is important
Legal backing is a must Why don't we do it??? Governance for Sustainable City Development Positive financial incentives Competitive grants Matching interests Partnerships Community building Tenant networks Barrier relief Tripartite financing Existing building stock 1920 2008 Utopian dreams are wonderful, but the built environment predominantly looks like... ... in emerging and established economies The major similarity: a problem of speed In 1920 and about a 100 years of hopes and expectations later. The major difference: a problem of scale Behavioral change City & township level www.NewEnvironmentalGovernance.info Changing behavior Stimulating green development Stimulating green retrofits Beyond individual buildings
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