Healthy, Liveable Cities: The Benefits of Climate Action

C40 is pleased to offer technical support for cities to drive climate actions with significant health benefits for citizens. By evaluating wider benefits like improved health, increased employment and jobs, and better quality of life all, C40 aims to equip cities with evidence to make a much stronger case for a greater scale of climate action, driving progress towards more healthy and liveable cities. The support, which forms part of C40’s wider Benefits Research Programme, will empower cities in two areas:

  1. to measure the benefits of walkability and bikeability action
  2. to measure the benefits of air quality actions

We are looking for cities that have (i) the ability to share data and study results (exc. confidential data) (ii) committed staff time. We strongly encourage project teams formed across city departments or partner organisations. Specifically, we ask cities for each of the support offered:
1. Walkability and Bikeability Support – in partnership with Novo Nordisk

1.a Direct technical assistance for 6 cities to collect and analyse health and wider benefits data of walkability and bikeability.

  • We are looking for cities that have undertaken significant action in this area that we can support to evaluate benefits, and use this to make the case for more action.

1.b Training and support though the ‘Healthy and Liveable Cities Masterclass’ led by Gehl Architects for 4-5 cities that have projects to improve walkability and bikeability.

  • We are looking for cities that are committed to undertake significant action in this area that we can support to (i) design the most effective approach and (ii) estimate the benefits from this action. Note that projects need to be a priority of the city and have resources committed for initiation in 2017.

2. Air Quality Support – in partnership with Johnson and Johnson

2.a Direct technical assistance for 5 cities to collect and analyse health and wider benefits data of climate action taken to combat air quality.

  • We are looking for cities that have undertaken significant action in this area that we can support to evaluate benefits, and use this to make the case for more action.

2.b Training and support to offer expert advice and inspiration to 10 cities that are planning to implement actions to improve air quality.

  • We are looking for cities that are committed to undertake significant action in this area that we can support to understand and estimate the wider benefits from this action in order to (i) better design the action and (ii) make a stronger case for implementation. Note that projects need to be a priority of the city and have resources committed for initiation in 2017.

The deadline for applications is 20th March 2017. Cities can apply online or fill out the editable PDF questionnaire, available also in Mandarin and Spanish. Please contact sgander@c40.org for more information on the application process, selection criteria or to provide you with the PDF form.

Apply here.