Comparative study on low carbon city development in China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

This report analyses and compares the low carbon city policies and practices of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, with the goal of identifying sector-specific and city-specific good practices that may be instructive to researchers and policymakers in the wider NEA region. It examines key national-level carbon mitigation policies and sector-specific actions, reviews both top-down and bottom-up low carbon city policy-design and implementation mechanisms and describes fifteen case studies on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions with specific insights. This report will be used in NEA-LCCP information-sharing activities and to promote regional cooperation on low carbon development and climate action.