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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Urban Climate Change Governance Survey

Urban Climate Change Governance Survey

The UCGS covers both the "what" and the "how" of local action on climate change. Capturing key information on cities' climate plans, targets, and projects, it provides the most up-to-date portrait of urban responses to climate change. It is also the first to explore in detail how local government, civil-society, and private sector actors come together to move local climate change initiatives forward. Conducted at MIT, in collaboration with ICLEI, the survey gathered information from hundreds of local governments around the world. Based on their feedback, the UCGS unpacks how different approaches to climate governance affect how cities take action on climate change. As well as identifying key barriers, it highlights the tactics that local governments are using to break institutional inertia, enable collaboration, and facilitate implementation.


ICLEI; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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