Climate Action Planning

Climate change is set to exacerbate existing inequalities across regions and negatively impact already-vulnerable populations: the urban poor will be hit the hardest by the unevenly balanced climate change impacts. More than 1 billion members of the global population are slum-dwellers: they are the poorest and most vulnerable to climate risks due to overcrowding, substandard housing and living conditions, and lack of housing rights, physical infrastructure, and access to services.
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This pilot research aims to enable cities to measure the wider benefits of climate action, empowering them to make a much stronger case for a much greater scale of action. The purpose of the research is to evidence the benefits of climate action, but more than this to understand how cities can evidence these benefits as efficiently, effectively and expeditiously as possible.

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This report presents the methodology and results of a study investigating the consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 79 cities, carried out by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in partnership with the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), the University of New South Wales (Australia), and Arup.

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CURB: Climate Action for Urban Sustainability was developed by a partnership between the World Bank, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, AECOM Consulting and Bloomberg Philanthropies. CURB uses local city data to provide tailored analyses that will help cities evaluate low carbon actions. In case there are some data gaps, a common problem in many cities, CURB provides alternative data that can be used from comparable cities, countries or regions.

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CURB: Climate Action for Urban Sustainability was developed by a partnership between the World Bank, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, AECOM Consulting and Bloomberg Philanthropies. CURB uses local city data to provide tailored analyses that will help cities evaluate low carbon actions. In case there are some data gaps, a common problem in many cities, CURB provides alternative data that can be used from comparable cities, countries or regions.

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Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world. The report helps policymakers establish the case for climate action by providing evidence on how climate measures are interrelated with, and support, other urban policy goals.

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This reports provides an approach to quantify the benefits of city-level measures in buildings, transport and energy supply. Evidence from this research demonstrates socioeconomic and health-related benefits of climate actions, broadening current definitions of societal wellbeing for decision- and policymakers.

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The aggregated data by and for cities provides a strong justification for diplomacy around adaptation at key events, such as the High-Level Political Forum. The report targets local and regional governments with the aim to enhance understanding of planning, implementing, measuring, and reporting on climate change adaptation. This document will help activate the necessary awareness, modalities for support, and resources for cities and regions around the world to further commit, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and report their climate actions, including adaptation efforts.

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The third edition of the European Commission's guidance on implementing green public procurement. This version has been updated to reflect the updated 2014 Procurement Directives. The Handbook was compiled by ICLEI under a contract with the European Commission.

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Paris Agreement led onto the beginning of a new era where climate action is accelerated, coordinated and properly financed. It is clear that climate action at local level is critical to ensure bottom-up results are achieved, that in turn support accomplishment of international goals and target set in Paris Agreement.  Yet we also know that local governments cannot do this alone, they need support and engagement from all levels of government.

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