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  • 1. Cities for Climate Protection ® Campaign Kim Lundgren Director, Northeast Regional Capacity Center ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability US Office UN Commission on Sustainable Development- CSD 14 May 4, 2006
  • 2. A bit about ICLEI
    • An international association of local governments dedicated to a sustainable urban environment
    • Organized in 1990 under the sponsorship of the UN Environment Program and the International Union of Local Authorities
    • 500+ local government members from 6 continents and 50+ countries
    • Governed by and for members
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    • Mission: To build a worldwide movement of local governments who achieve measurable reductions in local greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and enhance urban livability.
    • Participation: 500+ municipalities worldwide representing 10% world GHG emissions
    • Theme: Climate action makes sense for cities
    • Premise: Cumulative local actions have a positive impact on global climate change .
    Cities for Climate Protection Campaign TM
  • 4. The Big Numbers Demographics World Population: 6 Billion World Urban Population: 2.8 Billion Population of CCP Participants: 243.2 Million Number of CCP Participants: 546 Emissions & Savings Annual World Urban Emissions: 9.15 Billion tons of eCO2* Annual Emissions from CCP Participants: 1.85 Billion tons of eCO2* Percentage of World Urban Emissions from CCP Participants: 20% Estimated Annual Emissions Reduced by CCP Participants: 60 Million tons of eCO2* Estimated Annual USD Saved by CCP Participants: $2.1 Billion*
  • 5. CCP Milestones
    • Conduct an emissions inventory
    • Set emissions reduction target
    • Develop Climate Action Plan to meet target
    • Implement Local Action Plan
    • Monitor and report on progress
  • 6. Multiple Benefits for Local Governments
    • Reduce municipal operating costs
    • Improve air quality
    • Improve public health
    • Reduce traffic congestion
    • Develop local economy
    • Create local employment
    • Improve quality of life
    • Energy Security & Safeguards
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    • Tools and methodology
    • Emissions quantification software
    • Technical assistance
    • Training sessions
    • Professional network
    • Competitive grants
    • Publications
    • Interactive website
    What ICLEI Provides
  • 8. ICLEI: International Development Programs
    • Local energy and waste governance
      • CCP (Cities for Climate Protection campaign)
      • PEPS
      • Ecobudget
    • Water campaign
    • Transportation, measures implementation
    • Exchanges and peer transfer
    • Meeting facilitation (COP, WSSD, etc)
  • 9. USAID Support History
    • Mexico and Philippines, 1999
    • India/Indonesia, 2001
    • South Africa, 2001
    • HEAT software development, 2004
      • India, Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil
  • 10. CCP Philippines
    • Launched in 1999
    • 16 local government members
      • combined population of more than 5 million
      • interest from many additional localities and provinces
    • 60+ projects implemented
      • 40,000+ tons of GHG emission reductions achieved
      • $7.5 million in annual cost savings achieved
    • More than a dozen projects in the pipeline
      • can leverage ICLEI’s work on water governance
  • 11. CCP Indonesia
    • Begun in 2001 with 5 cities; 10 members in 2005
      • more than 6.5 million inhabitants
    • 26 projects initiated
      • over US$ 4 million in domestic investment leveraged
      • 500,000+ tons of eCO2 avoided per year (mostly from new composting programs diverting waste from dumps)
      • annual savings approaching US$ 1 million
    • 20+ projects in the pipeline
      • tremendous interest in waste-to-biogas projects
      • substantial support for BRT from Jakarta’s experience
  • 12. CCP India
    • Growth from 7 cities to 16, and demand is increasing
    • 10 projects implemented: focus energy efficiency
    • Energy Saved - 4 Million Kwh
    • Carbon Emissions Reduced - 4000 T / Yr
    • Potential of 125597 T/Yr and $$ Savings: $6,563,177
    • USD 3+ million leveraged domestic investment
    • 1 million non-USAID ODA investment
  • 13. Introducing HEAT.
    • Online global database of emissions and action plans
    • All sectors, from energy, waste, transportation.
    • Standardized reporting for all cities
    • Easy-to-use emissions calculators
    • Multilingual
    • Air pollution and GHG co-benefits analysis
    • Local to global reporting
    • Users get accounts: all you need is a internet browser
    The Harmonized Emissions Analysis Tool
  • 14. HEAT’s Global Partnership
    • Data Developers
    • Bandung Institute of Technology: Indonesia
    • Bajaj Auto: India
    • University of Cape Town: South Africa
    • CETESB, U of Rio/COPPE, Brazil
  • 15. HEAT Quantification Tools HEAT contains calculators to compute emission mitigation options, e.g.,
    • Energy efficiency
    • Landfill gas capture (IPCC/EPA LandGEM)
    • Fleet fuel switch
    • Installing renewable energy
    • Many others…..
  • 16. HEAT Framework
    • User account database
    • Emission inventories
    • Action plans
    • Local commitment tracking
    • Emission Tools
    • Inventory
    • Measures
    • Reporting
    • User level
    • National level
    • Global level
    Carbon offsets Cost savings Pollution benefits
  • 17. Who will use HEAT?
    • Local and State Governments
    • Energy, transportation, land use, and waste planners
    • Research community
    • NGOs
    • Anyone wishing to translate energy data into an emissions estimate
  • 18. How to use HEAT
    • Members Area: Full access uses that can store track and report emission inventories and mitigation action plans for many years.
    • Guest Access: Support for the general public to use quantification calculators, and to evaluate the application.
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  • 26. Future for HEAT?
    • This year development, next year deployment…
    • Hundreds of inventories and action plans online
    • HEAT becomes premiere international repository for local energy and emissions data.
    • Developing additional modules:
      • Carbon Asset Accounting
      • Land use/carbon stock
      • Sustainability indicators
      • Vulnerability/Adaptation tools
    • Develop dispersion link to World Bank SIM/BAQ model.
  • 27. Local Renewables Model Communities Network Project
    • A new initiative of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
    • Supported by BMZ with technical support form GTZ Germany
    • Time frame : November 2005 to October 2008
    • Objectives:
    • - to promote generation and supply of RE and EE with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of local governments as the driving force for innovation and investment
    • - to motivate and enable two/three local governments from India to anchor the development of RE sources in their municipal development strategies and to initiate related activities
  • 28. Local Renewables Model Communities Network Project Three complementary components of the project: A: Model Communities: - ICLEI will support the development of two/three “model” communities in India - The model communities will commit to creating local policies to encourage - EE & the increased use of RE renewable energy - Establish & operate capacity centres: - demonstrate & promote RE & EE technologies - provide information and advice - The model communities will set examples & encourage additional municipalities to emulate their progressive energy policies.
  • 29. Local Renewables Model Communities Network Project
    • Three complementary components of the project (Contd.) :
    • B: Network:
    • ICLEI will facilitate the linkage of the two/three model communities in India with existing pilot cities in Africa, Europe, Latin America & US through an international Network
    • ICLEI will also link relevant academic institutes, NGOs, municipal and professional associations and international agencies to the Network
    • C: Replication:
    • - To ensure the Local Renewables Network grows beyond India, ICLEI will design and fundraise for more model projects in additional countries
  • 30. Impacts of the project
    •   On the local level:
    • a reduction in the rate of growth of energy consumption;
    • improved access to lower-cost energy services for the urban poor;
    • a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants;
    • a healthier, cheaper and more sustainable, secure and efficient energy supply.
    •   Additional local benefits that the project will seek to provide include:
    • job creation and creation of opportunities for entrepreneurship
    • reduced operating costs for municipally owned systems & facilities from the utilization of RE sources and improvements in EE
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    • On a national and/or international level:
    • Cities and other entities that do not directly participate in the project will benefit from :
    • Establishment of a benchmark for other local governments & national governments in the formulation and implementation of energy policies;
    • Increased demand for renewable energy technologies;
    • Reduced pressure on global environmental common goods;
    • Strengthened cooperation between local governments;
    • Showcases for more countries to start national model projects; and
    • Enriched technical knowledge that ICLEI can provide to further cities and actors.
    Impacts of the project
  • 32. Activity Plan- Model Communities
    • Phase I (completed)
    • Selection of project cities
    • Phase II 2006
    • Establishing Renewable Energy Resource Center in the selected cities
      • Create Stakeholder Group
      • Identification and Collaboration with Private Partners
    • Formulating RE Targets for the cities (By December)
    • Organize an Awareness Campaign (In July)
    • Replication
      • Identifying and liaising with other Local Governments, Govt./Semi Govt research Institutions Private companies & housing companies in the region
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    • Phase II 2007
    • Finalising the City RE/EE Policy and its formal adoption by City Council (By May)
    • Implementation of Local Renewable Policy/ Projects (May-September)
      • Launch pilot projects and monitor results
    • Network Business plans for specific measures developed by ICLEI (October-December)
    • Replication in Indian Cities
      • Outlining ways in which national governments, local governments, investors and other actors can be linked to the project
    • Phase II 2008
    • Revision of Local Renewable Policy document and targets for city (By June)
    • Efforts for reaching at least 5 goals of Local RE Policy (By July)
    • Establish links between all stakeholders
    Activity Plan- Model Communities
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    • Network: Year 2006-08
      • Set up an international network
      • Invite African/European/Latin American/US cities
      • Involvement of further actors in network
      • International Network Meetings
      • Establish database
      • Create a Web learning center
    • Outreach : Year 2006-08
      • Project WWW
      • Continuous documentations of model activities
      • Establish contacts with Existing model cities projects  
      • International presentation of project
      • Trade show
      • LR International Conference
    Activity Plan - Network & Outreach
  • 35. Contact Information Kim Lundgren Director, Northeast Regional Capacity Center ICLEI-USA Email: [email_address] Phone: 617.820.8038 Jim Yienger Director, Policy Institute ICLEI- USA Email: [email_address] Phone: 510.332.4988 Website: www.iclei.org/