With a strong city focus, this toolkit, developed by ICLEI and The Rockefeller Foundation, is targeted at city governments and their role in catalysing community building. It provides a streamlined process that is simple and yet rigorous, and which can be implemented by the cities themselves, with only minimal need for external support.
ecoBUDGET is an environmental management system, specially designed for local authorities based on local environmental resource budgeting by which local governments can identify and prioritise environmental issues, set targets and monitor the achievement of these targets annually through a environmental master budget to improve accountability and transparency. It does not give a monetary value to the environmental resources, but uses environmental indicators to keep the use of resources within the limits of the environmental budget. The first ecoBUDGET model was created as early as the mid 90’s and was constantly improved with use that has already been successfully implemented in several European local authorities. It has also been adapted for use in Asian countries and has been implemented successfully in Guntur in India, Rajshahi in Bangladesh, Thimphu in Bhutan.
The Ecomobility Readiness Assessment tool has been developed for the project to assess the different components of a city’s readiness for implementing NMT projects. To ensure that all aspects are captured in a comprehensive and structured manner, the tool covers a series of questions divided into 5 ‘E’s: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Each ‘E’ in turn has questions pertaining to planning, policy, institutions, financials and implementation.
The IUWM process promoted under the AdoptIUWM project, is the application of an Indian version of the framework developed under the research project 'SWITCH: Managing Water for the City of the Future', of which ICLEI European Secretariat was a partner. The SWITCH Project worked with twelve cities around the world, including four from Europe and looked at implementation of an integrated strategic planning process for sustainable urban water management.
The Indian adaptation of the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) toolkit would be launched in the last quarter of 2015. Watch out for this space!
GreenClimateCities program offers Local Governments a process and tested methodology tools, guidance and technical support on Low Emissions Development. It’s built on more than 20 years of experience. It’s a platform to improve local-national dialogue and cooperation to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate local climate action. GCC is a clear and flexible methodology covering 3 phases: Analyze, Act and Accelerate - outlining how low emissions options can be identified and integrated into urban development policies, plans and processes.
The GPC provides the most comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting framework for cities around the globe. Local governments can use this consistent standard to: set emission reduction targets, track performance, respond to regulations and requirements of local GHG programs, build and report GHG inventories which are compatible with international standards. It also allows horizontal and horizontal aggregation of GHG emission related data across sectors and sources, enabling cities to build more effective climate strategies and track GHG emission reduction from actions to access climate financing.
ICLEI's online GHG emissions inventory tool, HEAT+ helps local governments account for GHG emissions, Common Air Pollutants (CAP) and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The accounting and database capabilities of HEAT+ have helped several local governments make informed decisions in formulating targeted action plans by leveraging measures that offer the highest and most cost-effective impact in emissions and pollutant abatement.
The carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) is the world´s leading reporting platform to enhance transparency, accountability and credibility of climate action of local and subnational governments. It is designated as the central repository of the Compact of Mayors launched at the Climate Summit 2014. It enables Cities to publicly and regularly report their local climate action developments such as greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitments, emissions inventories and climate mitigation/adaptation actions.
The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities. It contains sectoral and cross-sectoral packages of activities, structured along Local Governments’ responsibilities and spheres of influence, to support cities in the development of low-emission strategies, plans, and projects. The Solutions Gateway contents are based on proven technologies and practices, distilled into Solutions and Solution Packages which are drafted by experts of the respective field, and peer-reviewed. This resource is being developed and tested under the Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Union, and jointly implemented by ICLEI and UN-Habitat.