Integrating Sustainable Development Planning and Climate Change Management: A Challenge to Planners and Land Use Attorneys
John R. Nolon
Pace University School of Law
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
March 1, 2011
Planning and Environmental Law, Vol. 63, p. 3, March 2011
Albany Law School Research Paper No. 47
This essay is based on our new book, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell (West 2011) which describes the close relationship between sustainable development and climate change management. It begins with a discussion of recent discussions and agreements at the international level and it provides a brief history of sustainable development and climate change policy. The article then explores national and local strategies to address sustainable development goals. Local planning and zoning, transit oriented development, energy efficiency and green infrastructure issues are also addressed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: climate change, sustainable development, zoning, land use, transit oriented development, neighborhood planning, comprehensive planning, carbon emissions, LEED, GHG
JEL Classification: K11, K32
Date posted: March 3, 2011 ; Last revised: January 31, 2014
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