Climate plan

Phase 4

To be fully compliant a City needs to provide a Climate action plan ( mitigation) and a Climate adaptation plan within 3 years. This can be a combined document or  separate documents and may have already been developed .

Climate Action Plan

A climate action plan needs to be submitted within 3 years. A climate action plan shows how a city will deliver on its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To be compliant, the climate action plan must have been completed or updated within 5 years of the reporting year and meet the following minimum requirements:

 Political commitment ( Action Plan accepted in council)

 Vision describing city’s overall ambition and clear objectives

 Context

 Baseline GHG emissions

 Business-as-usual GHG emissions forecast

 GHG emissions reduction target(s)

 Implementation plan ( budget)

 Monitoring plan

 

Climate Adaptation Plan

Cities must have a plan that considers climate change adaptation within 3 years of joining the Compact of Mayors.

A plan that considers climate change adaptation will outline the intended alterations to the city’s systems in response to actual or anticipated climate change. It should cover the services and departments directly managed by the city government and may also consider the actions required by other stakeholders. The aim of such a plan is to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities from expected climate change and its effects.

To be compliant, the adaptation plan must meet the following minimum requirements:

Political Commitment (eg Adaptation Plan accepted in council)

Vision describing city’s overall ambition and clear objectives

Context

Risk or vulnerability summary

Engagement Stakeholder partnerships, Cross-departmental engagement, Community engagement

Actions to reduce the harm or exploit the benefits of expected climate change

Implementation plan, Monitoring plan and mechanism for review