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CEEP helps to create International Solar Cities Initiative

CEEP recognizes the role that cities can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and thereby containing the human footprint. CEEP helped create the International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI) to bring together cities all over the world dedicated to a common standard of 3.3 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per person per person. The standard is based on CEEP’s work, first published in 1998. In the first ISCI Congress held at Daegu, South Korea in 2004, 19 large cities across 4 continents signed the Daegu Declaration, committing themselves to developing strategies for a more sustainable urban future. CEEP’s water sustainability research has also contributed to its thinking on the ‘sustainable city’.

Read more on CEEP’s city-focused initiatives:

  1. The Daegu Declaration. 2006. International Solar Cities Initiative. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 26, No. 2. Pp. 76-77. Chinese
  2.  “Conservation Rates: the Best ‘New’ Source of Urban Water During Drought.” 2008. William J. Smith, Jr. and Young-Doo Wang. Water and Environment Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 (June): 100-116.
  3. Can Cities Sustain Life in the Greenhouse?” 2006. J. Byrne, K. Hughes, N. Toly and Y-D. Wang. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, Vol. 26, No. 2. Pp. 84-95.
  4. “An Equity- and Sustainability-Based Policy Response to Global Climate Change.” 1998. John Byrne, Young-Doo Wang, Hoesung Lee and Jong-dall Kim. Energy Policy. Vol. 26, No. 4: 335-343. Chinese

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