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Co-managing carbon and air quality: Pros and cons of local sustainability initiatives

Tiwary, Abhishek; Chatterton, Tim; Namdeo, Anil


Abhishek Tiwary

Anil Namdeo


This paper reports the pros and cons of co-management (i.e. concerted actions towards climate change and air quality management) through local sustainability initiatives using three case studies, each encompassing the planning and management issues at local government levels. Case study I is policy-based and reports the outcome of a consultation exercise while case studies II and III have greater scientific bearing. These case studies pave the way for development of a more integrated Climate Change Strategy Action Plan at local scales, specifically regarding policies on emissions sources from transportation and decentralised energy. They highlight the merits and the trade-offs of implementing local scale co-management practices, using a more integrated planning framework than what is currently under offer. We recognise that delivery of such ambitious, cross-cutting agenda may be impeded, primarily owing to limited expertise in assessing the synergies and the expected outcomes from cross-fertility between these two arenas. This calls for a step-change through more cohesive, cross-disciplinary policy frameworks, going beyond the local administrative spheres to maximise the co-management potentials while mitigating the wider environmental impacts. © 2013 © 2013 University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Print ISSN 0964-0568
Electronic ISSN 1360-0559
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 57
Issue 8
Pages 1266-1283
APA6 Citation Tiwary, A., Chatterton, T., & Namdeo, A. (2014). Co-managing carbon and air quality: Pros and cons of local sustainability initiatives. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57(8), 1266-1283.
Keywords co-managing carbon air quality sustainability initiative
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