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Implementation Plan for Low-carbon Resilient City Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Perspectives

Category: Control Techniques and Strategy

Volume: 20 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 444-464
DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2019.11.0568
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He, X., Lin, M., Chen, T.L., Liu, B., Tseng, P.C., Cao, W. and Chiang, P.C. (2020). Implementation Plan for Low-carbon Resilient City Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Perspectives. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 20: 444-464. doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2019.11.0568.

Xiaoni He1, Merrisa Lin2, Tse-Lun Chen3, Bowei Liu4, Po-Chih Tseng3, Wenzhi Cao5, Pen-Chi Chiang 3

  • 1 Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
  • 2 Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 3 Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
  • 4 W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
  • 5 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Coastal Wetland Ecosystems, College of the Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China


  • International movement on low-carbon resilient city towards SDGs was review.
  • A framework of low-carbon resilient city for climate adaptation was established.
  • Integrated strategies and indicators for low-carbon resilient city was developed.
  • A “SIEGE” scheme assists the comprehensive strategic low-carbon resilient plan.
  • A 5P scheme for enhancing low-carbon resilient society was proposed.


Mitigation and adaptation are two climate approaches for reducing risks and preparing for hazards caused by the climate change. The development of low-carbon resilient cities must integrates mitigation and adaptation, which has great potential in decarbonization and natural disaster prevention However, limited studies have focused on systematizing the low-carbon resilience approach. To address this problem, this study aims to develop an implementation plan of low-carbon resilient cities. A theoretical framework is designed to analyze integrated strategies and key performance indicators for low-carbon resilient cities. Two related schemes, the “SIEGE” scheme and “5P” scheme, are provided to assist in the planning and governance. Challenges for implementing a low-carbon resilience approach are discussed from institutional, regulatory, financial, technical and communication perspectives. Guided by the theoretical frameworks and practical strategies, cities will be able to move towards social equality, energy-efficiency, hazards preparedness, governing-effectiveness and innovation.


Low-carbon resilient city Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Climate change

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