World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2019 Volume 8 Issue 2

A Survey of Isfahan among Low Carbon Cities in the World

Shahrokh Soltaninia, Mehrtash Eskandaripour, Alireza Shirvani Jouzdaani, ‎Saeid ‎Eslamian‎‎‏

Cities consume a considerable amount of fusil fuels energy and as a result emit carbon dioxide ‎significantly. Developing a carbon emission assessment system for low carbon urban planning has ‎become an important approach for reducing carbon emissions and achieving low carbon eco-city ‎development goals. Analysis of LCC (Low Carbon City) indices of the city of Isfahan and its ‎comparison, via TOPSIS algorithm, with the cities of Beijing and Stockholm shows that this city is not ‎in a good position regarding its ranking among the industrial low-carbon cities. Excessive use of fossil ‎fuels and not utilizing renewable energies are the main reasons for the low rank of Isfahan among the ‎other cities in the world. Dealing with the challenges ahead of developing of an Iranian low ‎carbon Eco-city discussed in this paper is critical. However, the results of this study indicate ‎that the occurrence of some of these challenges is inevitable in the process of achieving a low ‎carbon and sustainable urban development. Moreover, a basic understanding of LCC not only ‎minimizes energy use and natural resources but also contributes to social development, ‎environmental protection and improving the quality of life in Isfahan‎‎.

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