CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING

 

Cities are playing a vital role in the global response to climate change by curbing their greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of a changing climate. Local governments are central to these efforts. Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps translating cities’ efforts into specific activities in order to achieve sustainable and low greenhouse gas emissions development. This includes climate adaptation actions and ensuring access to clean, secure and affordable energy.

Climate Action Planning

Cities are playing a vital role in the global response to climate change by curbing their greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of a changing climate. Local governments are central to these efforts. Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps translating cities’ efforts into specific activities in order to achieve sustainable and low greenhouse gas emissions development. This includes climate adaptation actions and ensuring access to clean, secure and affordable energy.

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Financing the Transition to a New Infrastructure Paradigm in Fast-Growing Secondary Cities: a Case Study of Saldanha Bay (Saldanha Bay)

This report focuses on the financing of green infrastructure, with Saldanha Bay as a case study. It covers (1) secondary cities and municipal sustainability, (2) gaps in current models of municipal infrastructure provision, (3) green infrastructure for municipal sustainability, (4) evaluating green municipal infrastructure, (5) implementing green municipal infrastructure – financing considerations and options, and (5) key recommendations and questions. (ICLEI, 2015)

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State of Energy in South African Cities 2015

This report examines the sustainable energy development path of 18 key cities in South Africa. For the first time, data from over a decade provides the opportunity to track changes and identify possible trends emerging in the sustainable development of cites, particularly the metros (SEA, 2015).

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Green Bonds Investor Report

This paper highlights how climate change issues need to be rooted in local realities that centre on avoiding or limiting impacts from, for instance, heat waves, heavy rainfall and storm surges and sea-level rise, and also the ecological changes and water supply constraints brought about by climate change. (Roberts, D. 2008)

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Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator

This tool can be used to provide a quick overview of energy consumption and emissions by fuel, and electricity consumption and emissions by sector within a municipal area. It also provides a summary of the potential impact of major electricity efficiency interventions. (SEA, 2014)

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Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This Protocol provides requirements and guidance for cities on preparing and publicly reporting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory. The primary goal is to provide a standardized step-by-step approach to help cities quantify their GHG emissions in order to manage and reduce their GHG impacts. The Protocol is in a pilot phase, with the release of the final version expected in 2014. It replaces the International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol and the International Standard for Determining GHG Emissions for Cities. (C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, 2014)

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Infographic on Cape Town CBD Waste Collection

Data for a sustainable central Cape Town city area focus on waste and government buildings as part of the low carbon strategy for Cape Town CBD. (Sustainable Energy Africa and Cape Town Partnership, 2014)

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