Climate Protection Projects – climate change projects

ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR CITIES

Anzeigen/Verstecken MUNICIPAL CLIMATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT: THE BIG PICTURE
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Municipal climate change management combines diverse action areas
relating to municipal service provision. Key features include responsible energy policies, using local and regional resources, and integrated urban and transport planning. Municipalities themselves can lead and motivate by example in their own activities.

Municipal climate change management and implementing energy efficiency also boost regional economies and craft trades.

Anzeigen/Verstecken THE CHANGE PROCESS - TRANSFORMING (ADMINISTRATIVE) STRUCTURES

The municipal climate change policy process is affected by evolved structures and conflicts of interest. Time and again, experience shows that good will is not enough and established structures or individuals cause projects to fail. This does not have to be the case.

Introduction of climate change management as part of an integrated city development will alter structures, responsibilities, processes, workflows and people. This must be allowed for from the outset. Involving stakeholders early – first in municipality itself - helps shake out old structures, get people working together and spot obstacles in time to do something about them.

The resulting new system is greater than the sum of its parts.


Anzeigen/Verstecken POLITICAL WILL

One of the keys to successful climate change management is political will among top city officials and in council committees, combined with involvement of the municipal administration. It is also important to bring on board local stakeholders so that the challenges ahead can be tackled jointly.

Anzeigen/VersteckenTYPICAL PROCESS CYCLE

Municipal climate change management is a cyclical process with several phases. The main phases are described here and can be downloaded:

here as pdf