Introduction: Importance of Urban Planning and Carbon Footprint

  • Sergio ZubelzuEmail author
  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Environmental conditions not only change naturally across days, seasons and years as a consequence of natural temperature rainfall regimes. Human provoked greenhouse gases (GHG) traps are the responsible of make the planet warmer and much of the world’s urban growth is now characterized by poorly management, unstructured expansion and conventional motorisation. The most important anthropogenic (human-caused) greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere include CO2, CH4, N2O, and several other fluorine-containing halogenated substances. Although the direct greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O occur naturally in the atmosphere, human activities have dramatically increased their atmospheric concentrations.


Carbon Footprint Calculation Urban Planning Planet Warms Conventional Motorisation Emission Allowance Trading Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agroforest EngineeringUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversidad Antonio de NebrijaMadridSpain

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