The Carbon Charter

The Carbon Charter

Blueprint for A Carbon Free Future

Book - 2009
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Perseus Publishing

As mayors and city councilors seek solutions to climate change, existing policies and legislation can stand in the way of effective change.

The Carbon Charter is the first book to describe the municipal bylaws required to abate climate change and create sustainable communities. It provides city councilors with a cut-and-paste set of green bylaws and policies of best practices culled from environmentally advanced communities around the world. They can be taken straight out of the book, placed into a council agenda with minimum modification, and voted on.

The Carbon Charter provides city councilors with the ammunition they need to implement and accelerate sustainability initiatives quickly. The book describes bylaws that are applicable throughout the world, with the emphasis on examples that are beneficial to temperate climates such as the United States and Canada. It also proposes innovative new bylaws that are found nowhere else. This highly accessible, comprehensive handbook includes:

  • Sample bylaws, case studies, and background material and references
  • Numbered QuickLinks that allow readers access to full bylaw texts and links
  • Special icons that pinpoint target audiences, with bylaws relevant to each audience

This book will appeal to city councilors and mayors, municipal planners, architects, and engineers worldwide.

Godo Stoyke is president of Carbon Busters Inc., an energy efficiency consultancy that has reduced carbon dioxide emissions of buildings in North America and Europe by 146 million pounds. Godo is a LEED™ Accredited Professional and the author of The Carbon Buster’s Home Energy Handbook.

An indispensable guide to charting your city's green future.

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Stoyke, president of an energy efficiency consultancy that specializes in reduced carbon emissions of buildings in North America and Europe, has provided this guide for mayors, municipal planners and city leaders who need to implement bylaws that abate climate change and create sustainable communities. The author use case studies from around the world to describe various laws, acts, initiatives and design principles that have reduced the carbon footprints of cities. Step-by-step instructions are also given on how to place these proposals into a council agenda and get them passed with minimum modifications. Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2009
ISBN: 9780865716346
Branch Call Number: 344.04 STO
Characteristics: xiv, 144 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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