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This curriculum explores how urban regions can plan and use practical tools, methodologies and policy instruments to lead and mainstream climate action into urban development plans.  The program covers all aspects of climate action by cities, including adaptation and mitigation planning, at every stage—from surveying and visioning to strategic planning and implementation. The overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers to undertake climate actions suitable to their local needs. You will also be walked through the TRACE city energy efficiency diagnostic tool to learn how to benchmark city energy use, prioritize sectors with significant energy savings potential, and identify appropriate energy efficiency interventions across six service areas—transport, buildings, water and waste water, public lighting, solid waste, and power and heat. TRACE is a simple, low-cost, user-friendly and practical tool that can be applied in any socioeconomic setting. The curriculum includes e-learning, short learning videos and webinars.Specific objectives include helping participants:

Understand how to utilize policy, financial and technical instruments available within and outside administrative boundaries in designing and implementing timely climate action for cities Apply proven tools and methodologies, such as TRACE, to prioritize sectors based on energy efficiency potential andidentify the best opportunities for action Understand how to facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate action

Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Low Carbon Development
Screening, Monitoring & Evaluation
Scope / Extension
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Urban (special case)
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Contact Name
Amanda Jerneck
Contact Email
e-Learning available
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable