Benefits Research Programme
Enabling Inclusive Climate Action
C40 is launching a research programme on the benefits of inclusive climate action. This programme recognises the enormity of the challenge but also the scale of the opportunity:
- The time for urgent climate action is now. C40 cities must deliver 14,000 actions by 2020 and reach net zero emissions by 2050 to achieve the Paris Agreement’s aspiration for a 1.5 degree world
- Making the case for climate action is one of the leading challenges cities face to undertaking ambitious urban climate action. Cities need the evidence and tools to make a stronger case, enabling the staggering increase in the scale and pace of action required.
- Inclusive climate action has a range of wider benefits for the health and prosperity of cities and their citizens. The benefits of urban climate action - from green jobs and growth, to active, happier lives and cleaner air and water – have an immediate, tangible impact on people’s lives. Inclusive climate actions tackle multiple mayoral priorities simultaneously and deliver multiple benefits to all segments of the population, and ultimately result in more transformational climate solutions.
The most recent report from this research programme presents initial findings from piloting a global approach to benefits measurement. C40, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, are undertaking ground breaking research to develop and test a standard approach to measuring the benefits of climate action.