Low Carbon City for Local Practitioners: Networking for Low Carbon City Strategy Development


Climate change is naturally a complex and dynamic issue. The past decade has seen a marked increase in the development of equally dynamic low carbon strategies. Many of these strategies benefited from the proliferation of networks; networks not only help connect diverse stakeholders, they facilitate experience and information sharing in rapidly changing policy environments. They are hence critical to making low carbon development mainstream in Asia. The presentation materials, prepared by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) on “Networking for Low Carbon City Strategy Development foundation for sub-national practitioners in ASEAN,” are intended to:
(1) outline some of the main features and functions of networks;
(2) illustrate those features and functions for international city-city networks, country level networks, networks within cities; and
(3) discuss how networks might prove valuable to policymakers at different levels in Asia.