2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2013 10:07 AM by thomasgrammig RSS

    How to utilize this platform to help cities in undertaking climate change actions?

    944020 C4D Explorer

      Dear Colleagues,

       

      As we prepare to launch this collaboration website in July, we would like to seek your inputs on the best utilization of this platform in helping cities - directly or indirectly - in undertaking climate change actions.. We would like to hear you views as the first group of practitioners to have joined us.

       

      We would love to hear from you. Please do respond to this message and send us your suggestions.

       

      Thanks,

      Monali

        • Re: How to utilize this platform to help cities in undertaking climate change actions?
          mjlpommier C4D Explorer

          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.  

            • Re: How to utilize this platform to help cities in undertaking climate change actions?
              C4D Explorer

              colleagues

              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.