Integrating Sustainable Development Planning and Climate Change Management: A Challenge to Planners and Land Use Attorneys
Planning and Environmental Law, Vol. 63, p. 3, March 2011
8 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2011 Last revised: 31 Jan 2014
Date Written: March 1, 2011
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.
Keywords: climate change, sustainable development, zoning, land use, transit oriented development, neighborhood planning, comprehensive planning, carbon emissions, LEED, GHG
JEL Classification: K11, K32
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