Hi Monali. Since the response to climate change threats are going to be city specific, i.e. cities prone to floods will have a different agenda than those threatened by desertification, it may be useful to compile a catalogue of potential climate change actions responding to different conditions. This would then help city governments and Bank staff to adapt/develop particular city planning exercise to the climate change agenda.
a catalogue of actions could be effectively complemented with a self-assessment tool for planing departments of municipalities.
For example "Munich Vision" includes a pathway for 90% CO2 emission reductions (from Wuppertal Institute) and might be good for
a policy debate, however, if it is unrealistic given the policy capacity of Munich municipality, it could turn out to be counterproductive.
Such a self-assessment tool might comprise criteria for judging past planing successes/failures that can be applied to the institutional
(anecdotal) memory of the planing department so that a somewhat more objective or pragmatic description of capacity is possible.