Bachra, Simeran; Love, Arminel; McLachla, Carly et al.
The co-benefits of climate action: Accelerating city-level ambition
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Carbon Disclosure Project
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This report looks at the additional benefits that climate action delivers, and how cities can utilise these in their decision-making processes. The report argues that climate policies that promote co-benefits (that tackle climate change whilst also delivering on other priorities) can bolster support from local stakeholders, increasing the likelihood that they will be approved by decision-makers.
The key lessons presented in this report, are (pp. 38-42):
Cities can maximize opportunities from taking climate action by integrating co-benefits in their planning.
There are transferable lessons to learn from cities that are already integrating co-benefits into their climate action planning.
Resources are available to enable cities to embed co-benefits into their climate action planning.
There is a range of free tools and frameworks available to enable cities to adopt co-benefits in climate action planning and to make the case for action.
Collecting evidence of co-benefits is important for making an effective case for climate action.