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Building Thriving, Low-Carbon Cities: An Overview of Policy Options for National Governments

This report clarifies for the first time the specific role of national leadership and policies in helping cities rise to the challenges of urbanization and brings together an overview of options available to national governments.

This report is the first to bring together an overview of policy options available to national governments as well as guidance on how to design national urban policies around low-carbon, inclusive, sustainable development goals. The report clarifies the critical role of national governments in driving successful urban development and provides a framework for designing low carbon national urban policies appropriate to different national contexts. It is designed to become a go-to reference document for politicians, policy makers, technicians and all stakeholders in achieving a rapid transition to sustainable towns and cities.

Research programme:Policy