Harry Knibb
December 2017

IES Webinar: Solving the Sustainable City Paradox

This webinar explores some of the challenges and solutions involved in mapping city-scale urban needs in a rapidly changing Indonesian major metropolis. Harry Knibb, principal consultant within WSP's Sustainable Places, Energy and Waste Team, drew from a recently completed project, commissioned by the IFC, to develop a city wide low carbon roadmap to align with the national target of a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as required under the Paris Agreement.

The lens of analysis was focused predominantly on carbon emissions. However Harry explicitly explained that these projects cannot be considered in isolation of wider social factors, and that changes in population, economy, and technology can offer avenues to deliver the dual goals of reduced carbon emissions and improved quality of life.