Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

In 2010 the worldwide building sector was responsible for 24% of the total GHG emissions deriving from fossil fuel combustion, second only to the industrial sector; but, if the embodied energy of construction materials is included, the share is far higher and the building sector becomes the prime CHG emitter. Thus,building design and construction have a significant effect on the chances of meeting the 2 °C target (keeping global temperature increase to 2 °C ). 

Sustainable Urban Energy Planning

The main purpose of this handbook is to assist people who are working in or with local government to develop sustainable energy and climate action plans and implementation programmes. There can be no single recipe for all cities ? e so it is up to each local government to develop its own innovative and appropriate plans based on local resources and needs.

We, at ICLEI and UN-Habitat, hope this handbook will go a long way to helping you to do this and allow you to take full advantage of the opportunities inherent in such planning.

Sustainable Urban Energy

For cities to confront the challenges of fossil fuel depletion, increasing energy costs and rapid climate change, it is inevitable to develop and implement urban energy management solutions for their sustainable future. This publication is a training companion developed originally for training courses at the International Urban Training Centre in the Republic of Korea.