Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India

  title={Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India},
  author={Sarah Colenbrander and Andy Gouldson and Joyashree Roy and Niall Kerr and Sayantan Sarkar and Stephen Hall and Andrew Sudmant and Amrita Ghatak and Debalina Chakravarty and Diya Ganguly and Faye McAnulla},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={139 - 158}
Fast-growing cities in the global South have an important role to play in climate change mitigation. However, city governments typically focus on more pressing socioeconomic needs, such as reducing urban poverty. To what extent can social, economic and climate objectives be aligned? Focusing on Kolkata in India, we consider the economic case for low-carbon urban development, and assess whether this pathway could support wider social goals. We find that Kolkata could reduce its energy bill by 8… 
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