This discussion, moderated by low-carbon expert Enrique Rebolledo, from Bajo Carbono, Mexico, focused on city level low-carbon development initiatives. Participants looked specifically at Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transportation, energy generation from solar panels and landfills that convert methane into energy. Enrique Rebolledo focused the discussion around how to build a business model that would encourage uptake of clean technologies and developing public-private partnerships (PPP). Participants shared information on initiatives from cities in their countries that aim to reduce GHG emissions while producing other co-benefits for society, and analysed the barriers that have prevented their cities from taking more significant action.
ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 7 pp.