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Repowering CitiesGoverning Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto$
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Sara Hughes

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501740411

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.001.0001

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Made to Measure

Made to Measure

Tracing Unique Climate Policy Agendas in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

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Repowering Cities

Sara Hughes

Cornell University Press

This chapter traces the climate change mitigation policy agendas of New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto, focusing on the period since 2007, and specifically the tools with which they sought to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The climate change mitigation policy agendas developed by the three cities do reflect their particular context and the process of learning and strategic adjustment over time. Each city has a very unique set of programs and policies in place to target GHG emissions, from energy use benchmarking to installing solar panels to incentivizing alternative modes of transportation. In each case, this mix initially reflected the city's strengths and opportunities. Over time, the cities have expanded and diversified their agendas in response to changing conditions and new information. In some cases, the cities have had to readjust when certain approaches failed or lost political support. In other cases, the cities have sought to take advantage of new opportunities or diversified their agendas in an effort to meet more ambitious goals.

Keywords:   climate change mitigation, climate change policy, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use benchmarking, solar panels, alternative transportation

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