Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:Municipal, National
Date Effective:2012
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Buildings, Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Transport, Transport>Infrastructure and Planning
Agency:Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Legal References:Low Carbon City Act (Act No. 84 of 2012)

The Low Carbon City Act aims to encourage cross-sectoral emission reductions in communities through low-carbon urban development.

The Act requires local government to develop Low-Carbon Development Plans plans and facilitate actions to integrate various urban functions, to promote the use of public transportation, to enhance efficiency of energy use, to preserve urban green areas, and to promote urban greening.

The Act offers tax breaks for certified energy efficient buildings (exceeding an energy efficiency standard, with other low-carbon measures, water saving measures, use of sustainable building materials, and “heat-island” prevention measures).

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