South-East Asian cities must use energy wisely or fail says @WorldBank @WorldBankAsia

South-East Asian cities must use energy wisely or fail says @WorldBank @WorldBankAsia

Improving energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for economic growth, says a World Bank report, “Energising Green Cities in Southeast Asia – Applying Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning.” The new book contains advice and case studies for cities in Southeast Asia (SEA) wishing to reduce their carbon footprint by using energy efficiciency and renewable energy. These cities have a growth rate double that of the rest of the world. By 2030 70 per cent of the area's population is projected to live in cities. Worldwide, cities account for around two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While cities have always been the engines of economic growth, now they also hold the key to a sustainable development in SEA. According to the book, there is a clear correlation between investments in energy efficient solutions in ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/22771...

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