Climate Cities Benchmark
Local authorities pursuing an active climate protection policy often care about regular evaluation and improvement of their climate protection activities. Against this background Climate Alliance together with IFEU Institute in the framework of a research project of the German Federal Agency for Environment developed the Climate Cities Benchmark. This tool is at present only available in Germany.
The internet-based monitoring tool enhances mutual learning of local authorities in sustainable energy policies and climate action, and allows stable conclusions referring to the state and the effects of local endeavours in climate protection. The results of the benchmarking can be incorporated in local climate action plans with indications on the starting position with the specific strengths and weaknesses in comparison to the national mean value and the mean and best value of the "community", i.e. all cities participating in a certain size category.
1. City fact sheets
A brief overview of city characteristics defines the cities’ capacities and potentials for activities. The evaluation of the city’s profiles in terms of achievements in climate protection is carried out taking into consideration these local circumstances.
3. CO2 emission display
4. Set of indicators
A set of 17 indicators completes the benchmarking system, gathering facts on the climate impact of the city. It reveals the fields in which the city has achieved significant progress and which actions should be enforced.
For further information please contact Mrs Ulrike Janssen (u.janssen(at)climatealliance.org)