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Assessing the Potential of Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Three Different City Types in Finland

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kyrö, Riikka
dc.contributor.author Heinonen, Jukka
dc.contributor.author Säynäjoki, Antti
dc.contributor.author Junnila, Seppo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T12:24:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T12:24:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Kyrö , R , Heinonen , J , Säynäjoki , A & Junnila , S 2012 , ' Assessing the Potential of Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Three Different City Types in Finland ' , SUSTAINABILITY , vol. 4 , no. 7 , pp. 1510-1524 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su4071510 en
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 477b9d9b-425b-4f97-8cc9-79c2cc901833
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/477b9d9b-425b-4f97-8cc9-79c2cc901833
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su4071510
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/12712803/sustainability_04_01510.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25393
dc.description.abstract As the effects of global warming have become more evident, ambitious short-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets have been set in recent years. Many cities worldwide have adopted an active approach to climate change mitigation, but policy makers are not always knowledgeable of the true effects of their planned mitigation action. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of different mitigation strategies in achieving low-carbon urban communities. The assessment is conducted via means of consumption based hybrid life-cycle assessment, which allows the reduction potential to be analyzed from the perspective of an individual resident of the urban community. The assessed actions represent strategies that are both adopted by the case cities and possible to implement with current best practices in Finland. The four assessed actions comprise: (1) dense urban structure with less private driving; (2) the use of energy production based on renewable sources; (3) new low-energy residential construction; and (4) improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The findings show that the effectiveness depends greatly on the type of city, although in absolute terms the most significant reduction potential lies with lowering the fossil fuel dependence of the local energy production. en
dc.format.extent 1510-1524
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries SUSTAINABILITY en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4, issue 7 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Assessing the Potential of Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Three Different City Types in Finland en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment en
dc.subject.keyword carbon footprint
dc.subject.keyword climate change
dc.subject.keyword greenhouse gases
dc.subject.keyword REB
dc.subject.keyword urban communities
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705033794
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su4071510
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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