Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment: Cases of China, Indonesia, and Japan

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Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment: Cases of China, Indonesia, and Japan

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Project Leader

Dr. Joni Jupesta, Ms. Takako Wakiyama
United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies



Project Collaborators

Dr. Manu Verghese Mathai, United Nations University- Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Japan mathai@unu.edu
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ping Jiang, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, China jiangping@fudan.edu.cn
Asst. Prof. Wan Xin Li, Dept. of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, China wanxin.li@cityu.edu.hk
Prof. Dr. Rizaldi Boer, Center for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific (CCROM-SEAP), Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia rizaldiboer@gmail.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Retno Gumilang Dewi, Center Research on Mineral and Energy (CRE), Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia gelang@che.itb.ac.id, cerindonesia@indo.net.id
Assistant Prof. Dr. Toni Bakhtiar, Department of Mathematics, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia tonibakhtiar@yahoo.com, tbakhtiar@ipb.ac.id
Assistant Prof. Dr. Lukytawati Anggraeni, Economics Department, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia lukytawati_anggraeni@yahoo.com

Project Summary

This research project will use explorative qualitative and quantitative approaches to define, measure and monitor the green investment in city scale. The definition is made during the first semester by examining activities and progress of local governments for a low carbon city.  The second semester will be made to provide indicator to monitor the progress of the green investments based on market mechanism. The third semester will be focuses on the existing funding mechanism for technology transfer and foreign investment, to identify risks and barriers of investment in low carbon city, to examine the role of government or sponsors to facilitate and coordinate investments, to identify investors and understand the needs of investors. The fourth semester is used to monitor the progress that has been made based on the new funding mechanisms options in semester three based on the selected indicators created in semester two.

Countries Involved

Japan, Indonesia, China

Project Duration

2 Years

APN Funds (US$)



Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). (2015). Low Carbon Urban Infrastructure Investment: Cases of China, Indonesia, and Japan. Retrieved from http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1919