Improving energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for economic growth, says a World Bank report, “Energizing Green Cities in Southeast Asia – Applying Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning.” According to the report, there is a clear correlation between investments in energy efficient solutions in infrastructure and economic growth, based on a study of three cities.
Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning or SUEEP can help cities get on the green growth path by facilitating the development of comprehensive urban energy policies and investment strategies to enhance energy efficiency.
Applying the SUEEP process helps city leaders evaluate potential infrastructure investments comprehensively across sectors and against financial, social and environmental returns. Cities can pursue resource efficient, cleaner and more resilient growth path and still be engines of growth.
Source: World Bank