Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Quest for Green Communities. Part II

This paper, the second of a two-part commentary on using law to mitigate climate change, examines how the techniques that localities have already adopted for promoting sustainable development can be used to manage climate change. These techniques include adopting methods of reducing energy use and emissions for local government buildings and vehicles, leveraging the use of state and federal energy-saving and transportation enhancement programs, and adopting standards that require buildings to accommodate plug-in vehicles. Within this context, the author defines the proper role for localities as partners of state and federal governments in an integrated approach to climate change management. Examples and illustrations are given to describe how the integration of local, state and federal influences can be leveraged into a coordinated sustainable development program.


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  • Accession Number: 01148016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2010 11:11PM