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ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit

ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit



ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit

ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit
Angela Vincent



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    • MAPD Annual Conference – June 4, 2010Angela Vincent – Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional DirectorICLEI’s SustainabilityPlanning Toolkit
    • ICLEI – A Worldwide MovementICLEI Local Government Members:1100 globally600+ U.S.A.38 in Massachusetts• Representing 30% of the population
    • ICLEI’s MissionOur mission is to build, serve, and drive amovement of local governments to advancedeep reductions in greenhouse gas emissionsand achieve tangible improvements in localsustainability.
    • Benefits of Local Climate ActionSave moneyImprove air qualityCreate local jobsProtect public healthImprove the quality of lifeCreate legacy of leadership
    • Empowering Massachusetts’ LocalGovernmentsFramework for approaching climate protectionEmissions Analysis Software and Decision Support ToolStandard Methodology and Technical AssistanceImplementation Tools and Resources (publications)ICLEI Trainings and EventsTechnical, policy, and communications assistanceRegional, national and international network of peers
    • Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation
    • ICLEI Tools & ResourcesGHG Accounting Software & ToolsClimate & Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA)Implementation Guidebooks & Case StudiesMember NetworkingLocal Government Success Stories
    • Implementation Guidebooks & ToolkitsRevolving Energy Fund GuideOutreach & CommunicationsRecycling & Solid WasteEnvironmentally Preferable PurchasingTransportation & Land UseSmall CommunitiesGreen JobsSustainability Planning Toolkit
    • Sustainability Planning ToolkitComprehensive guide on thebasics to creating a sustainabilityplanFor local governments of all sizesIncludes guidance on approach tothe planning processIncludes templates for creating asustainability team, typical planoutline, measurement of strategies,and engaging the public
    • Background on SustainabilityPlanning ToolkitGoal:– Create a replicable planning processand model based on PlaNYCTasks:– Develop PlaNYC case study andSustainability Planning Toolkit– Pilot guidelines and templates in toolkitwith– New Rochelle, NY– Newark, NJ– Miami-Dade County, FL
    • Why Develop a Sustainability Plan?• Tie together all sustainability initiatives and programsunder an overarching plan• Develop metrics and indicators for measuring progress• Raise community awareness• Develop common goals• Encourage interdepartmental cooperation
    • How does ICLEI and the STARProgram define sustainability?• Affordability & Social Equity (affordable and workforcehousing, poverty, human services and race and socialequity)• Children, Health & Safety (community health andwellness, access to health care, and public safety)• Education, Arts & Community (education excellence,arts and culture, and civic engagement and vitality)EconomicEnvironmentalSocialSustainable • Economic Development (cleantechnologies and green jobs,local commerce, tourism, andlocal food system)• Employment & WorkforceTraining (green job training,employment and workforcewages, and youth skills)• Natural Systems (ecosystemsand habitat, water andstormwater, air quality, waste,and resource conservation)• Planning & Design (land use,transportation and mobility, andparks, open space andrecreation)• Energy & Climate (energy,greenhouse gas emissions andother air pollutants, renewableenergy, and green building)
    • Example Policy Areas to IncludePolicy Areas New York City Santa Monica Denver Sacramento Westchester CountyEnergy/ Buildings√ √ √ √ √Transportation√ √ √ √ √Air Quality√ √ √Water Resources√ √ √ √ √Climate√ √ √ √ √Land Use / Brownfields√ √ √ √ √Waste♦ √ √ √ √Open Space and HabitatConservation√ √ √ √ √Affordable Housing√ √ ♦ ♦ ♦Public Education√ √ √ √ √Civic Engagement√ √ √Green EconomicDevelopment ♦ √ √Green procurement♦ √ √ √ √Public Health andNutrition √ ? √√ Part of plan♦Existing policy
    • ICLEI’s Five Milestones for SustainabilitySTAR ProvisionalGoals(June 2010)STAR Measures(2011)Integration with STARCommunity IndexSTAR PerformanceManagement Tool(2011)
    • Stakeholders Involved in Developinga Sustainability PlanSustainabilityPlanInterdepartmentalTeamSustainabilityAdvisory Board• Analyze Issues• Research BestPractices• Develop goals• Develop strategiesand initiatives• Brainstorm high priorityissues• Brainstorm strategiesvia public outreachprocess• Coordinate planning process• Manage writing of theSustainability Plan• Coordinate implementation ofthe Sustainability Plan• Define high priority issues• Analyze issues andstrategies as requested• Provide supporting dataExternalExperts(Universities,Consultants etc)Sustainability Coordinator• Participate in topicspecific working groups• Brainstorm high priorityissues• Develop goals• Input on strategies andinitiatives• Advice on planningprocessCommunityStakeholderGroupsGeneral Public• Participate in publicmeetings• Submit ideas onlineSustainabilityTeam
    • Getting Started: Make aCommitment and Organize TeamDesignate a Sustainability CoordinatorDefine the vision and purpose for the planMake a commitment: obtain chief electedofficial buy-in for the planDevelop a workplan for the planningprocess and for public outreachOrganize an interdepartmental team oflocal government staff to develop theplanGather ideas for the scope of the planForm a Sustainability Advisory BoardKick-Off Sustainability Advisory BoardmeetingsLaunch and publicly announce theplanning processICLEI Tools and Templates• Sample timeline• Outreach and PublicCommunicationTemplate• Sustainability TeamFormation Checklist
    • Milestone 1: Conduct SustainabilityAssessmentBegin to define the scope of the planInventory existing sustainabilityinitiativesDevelop a greenhouse gas emissionsinventory for governmentoperations and the communityGather and analyze data for theSustainability AssessmentGather ideas from key stakeholdergroupsCreate a sustainability assessmentreportICLEI Tools and Templates• SustainabilityAssessment Checklist• Clean Air ClimateProtection (CACP)Software• Forecasting Guide(coming soon)
    • Sustainability Assessment ChecklistExisting Sustainability InitiativesSources of greenhouse gas emissionsMajor sources of pollutionState of major infrastructure systemsHealth of natural resourcesOpen spacesSustainability of land use and development patternsMajor public health issuesHow affordable is it to liveOpportunities to engage in civic affairs?DemographicsTransportation systems
    • DemographicsClimate ChangeEconomyEnergyEnvironmentGovernment OperationsHealthHousing & BuildingsLand UseLocal Industry & BusinessSchoolsSolid Waste & RecyclingTransportationWater19Milestone 1Conduct Sustainability AssessmentMiami-Dade County’s SustainabilityAssessment
    • CACP 2009 Inventory Software
    • Milestone 2: Set Sustainability GoalsDefine clear, relevant, and measurablegoals that address the key issuesidentified in the SustainabilityAssessmentBrainstorm and analyze strategies forachieving goalsSet an emissions reductions target thatis aggressive but achievableSolicit ideas from the public forsustainability goalsAnnounce the goals to the publicICLEI Tools and Templates• Matrix of SustainabilityStrategies• Sustainability andClimate Action Planexamples• ICLEI’s Climate and AirPollution PlanningAssistant (CAPPA)decision support tool• Target Setting Guide(coming soon)
    • STAR Environment Goals
    • STAR Economy Goals
    • STAR Society Goals
    • Milestone 3: Develop SustainabilityPlanPrepare for public outreach processPerform outreachDevelop and prioritize measuresDevelop implementation plans for each measureCreate outline for the planWrite the planRelease a draft plan for public comment (ifappropriate)Finalize and release the planICLEI Tools and Templates• Measures AnalysisTemplate• ICLEI’s Climate and AirPollution PlanningAssistant (CAPPA)decision support tool• Matrix of SustainabilityStrategies• Sustainability PlanTemplate• ICLEI’s Outreach andCommunications Guide
    • CAPPA – Climate Action Planning
    • Milestone 3: Develop SustainabilityPlan
    • Milestone 4: Implement theSustainability PlanImplement the measures in theplan and track implementationstatusFormalize the planning processCoordinate with a coalition ofadvocacy groupsICLEI Tools and Templates• ICLEI’s Action Center andMember Center on theICLEI website for a varietyof guidebooks, bestpractices, andimplementation tools.• Revolving Energy FundGuide• Solid Waste and RecyclingGuide• Green Playbook +Neighborhoods website• EnvironmentallyPreferrable PurchasingGuide
    • PlaNYC: Achievements in ActionOver 2/3 of initiatives are on-time or ahead ofscheduleAchievements in Land, Water, Transportation, Energy,Air and Climate Change goals, including:– 21 transit-oriented rezonings with inclusionary zoning– 20 stormwater retention pilot projects launched– 200 miles of bike lanes and 2,000 biked racks installed– 76,751 City parking placards reduced– 260 energy efficiency projects completed in City govt.– 22% of taxi fleet converted to hybrids
    • Milestone 5: Monitor/EvaluateImplementation ProgressDevelop an Annual ProgressReportDevelop and report on a setof sustainabilityindicatorsUpdate the Greenhouse GasInventoryHighlight successes onsustainability planwebsiteKeep the sustainability teamupdatedICLEI Tools and Templates• SustainabilityAssessment Checklist• STAR Community Indexperformancemanagement systemWhat to Include in AnnualProgress Report Responsible Parties Status of Measures Quantified Progress Achievements andchallenges Next steps
    • What to Include in a Sustainability PlanFacts, charts, and figuresGoals• Emissions reductions target (short-termand long-term)• Transportation, air, water, buildings, openspace, etc.Short & Long-term Measures with implementationplans• Timing, funding, and responsibilitiesMatrix of measures and goalsImplementation & Monitoring Framework andTimelineRelationship to other plansPlanning process
    • Download the SustainabilityPlanning Toolkithttp://www.icleiusa.org/sustainabilitytoolkit
    • Action Center – One Stop Shop
    • Upcoming ICLEI Events2010 Local Action SummitSeptember 24 – 26, 2010Hyatt RegencyWashington, D.C.http://www.icleiusa.org/main-page/news-events/iclei-local-action-summit-2010
    • Contact Us:Angela Vincent(617) 960-3420 x202angela.vincent@iclei.orgAllison Webster – New England Liaison(617) 960-3420 x207allison.webster@iclei.orgwww.icleiusa.org/northeastQuestions/Discussion