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Marion Hammerl: Integrated Management: Tool for local climate change response

  1. 1. Integrated Management: Tool for local climate change response Marion Hammerl Lake Constance Foundation
  2. 2. Some policies and initiatives towards sustainable Europe Leipzig EU Sustainable Charter on Development Sustainable EU 2020 Strategy 2006 European Strategy LA21 Action Cities 2007 Plans Aalborg Charter 1996Rio ClimateConference policies RFSC 20081992 Aalborg Covenant commitments of Mayors 2004 2008 2006 Managing Urban Europe Initiative – Integrated Management System
  3. 3. Durban UN Climate Change Conference 2011• Scientists and environmental groups warn: Urgent action was still needed to rescue the world from climate change• Positive: Governments have reopened the door to a legally binding global agreement involving the worlds major emitters• Urgent: To take more ambitious actions to reduce emissions, and until this is done we are still headed to over 3C warming• Countries current emissions pledges would collectively mean that global annual emissions of greenhouse gases would be about 50bn tonnes in 2020, similar to the total in 2011.• But to have a 50-50 chance of avoiding global warming over 2C, scientists estimate that global annual emissions would need to fall to about 44bn tonnes in 2020, to less than 35bn tonnes in 2030 and less than 20bn tonnes in 2050.• Friends of the Earth: This empty shell of a plan leaves the planet hurtling towards catastrophic climate change. If Durban is to be a historic stepping stone towards success the world must urgently agree ambitious targets to slash emissions!
  4. 4. Challenges on Local Level Implementation• Work has been delegated to young project workers (e.g. LA21 Action Plans)• No resources to coordinate and support the implementation from top to down• No localised guidance materials for implementation• No follow-up, no feedback, no carrots, no punishments  no motivation• Too many ‘signals’ without common coordination and support (National and EU level!)
  5. 5. Key problems……on the way of effective climate change response and more sustainable Europe1. Lack of localised tools and guidance materials2. Lack of training and support3. Lack of resources
  6. 6. Local response to climate change?Integrated Sustainability Management …. tool towards a structured and efficient response!Based on environmental management systems(EMAS, ISO 14.001)Modular approach: - Extension to the whole urban area - Including all relevant stakeholders - Including all aspects of sustainability (ecological, social economical dimension)
  7. 7. Why Integrated Sustainability Management?Most challanges local authorities are facing requiere integratedsolutions= contribution from all relevant departments= contributions from all relevant stakeholdersExamples:Climate mitigation and adaptationStopp of loss of biodiversityAdaptation to demographical changesEconomic crisis
  8. 8. IMS is about ManagementIMS provides better information for decision makingIMS improves information flow within the administrationIMS helps to avoid double workIMS improves efficiency of administration activtitiesIMS helps to reduce costsIMS is an indicator of profesionality and transparency forpartners, donors and investorsIMS contributes to positiv relations with citizens and localstakeholders
  9. 9. Integrated Management System for Sustainability• a way of working, a framework for thinking• a systematic, continuous process• Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle but with 5th step and cross cutting elements included• Integrates different sectors, actors and all sustainability factors in the whole urban area• Can be used to integrate different initiatives and to implement them systematically
  10. 10. How does it work? What worked? What How are local has to be adapted? sustainability Baseline conditions? Tell others about your Review work! Evaluation Target Where do and Organisational Reporting Setting we want to Set-Up be? Stakeholder Involvement Implementmeasures, work on Formal support by Implementat Political you goals and city council ion and Commit- check on your Monitoring ment achievements
  11. 11. IMS for Climate Change ManagementBaseline Review- comprehensive overview over local sustainability conditions.- Basis for target-setting- Includes system auditClimate Baseline Review- City or region’s carbon footprint?- Which sectors and actors arecontributing to this and how much?- Risks and opportunities from climatechange?- What legal requirements need to befulfilled?- What sectors have opportunities toact – both in climate mitigation andadaptation programmes?- What priority areas should be focusedon?
  12. 12. IMS for Climate Change ManagementTarget Setting /Vision- Based on results of Baseline Review- Short term and long term targets- Includes key set of indicators- Strategic Programme and Action Plan(s)Climate Change Targets- Develop City Climate Vision- Define priorities and scope- Politically binding strategic programme with budgeted resources- Selecting indicators for Climate Strategy (Mitigation and Adaptation)- Climate Change Action Plan- Partnership Agreements
  13. 13. IMS for Climate Change ManagementPolitical Involvement =Council Resolutions- to implement IMS- to recognize results of Baseline Review- to approve Strategic Programme- to recognize Internal Audit- to sign Sustainability ReportClimate Change=interrogation on good governance and management, which requests strong political leadership and commitment- Once to get started- Regularly during implementation
  14. 14. IMS for Climate Change ManagementImplementation and Monitoring- Use of set of indicators- Definition of a Monitoring Programme- Results of Monitoring published in Sustainability ReportClimate Change Management- Refinement and implementation of Climate Change Action Plan- Assessment of potential impacts- Implementation of projects and partnerships- Regular monitoring on short term and long term basis
  15. 15. IMS for Climate Change ManagementEvaluation and reporting- Internal Audit- Yearly Monitoring Report- Sustainability ReportClimate Change Management provides- ongoing, systematic information on implementation- Monitoring Report as basis for evaluation- Stakeholder feedback- CHAMP checklists for self- evaluation- Internal Audit
  16. 16. IMS for Climate Change ManagementInvolvement and CommunicationCross-cutting element withinClimate Change Management- Aarhus Convention- Stakeholder landscape- Information – Consultation – Interaction- Definition of processes and rules for participation- Appropiate messages and formats for communication
  17. 17. IMS for Climate Change ManagementOrganisational Set UpOrganisational set up of a sustainability management system with focus on climate change should define- Processes (documentation, communication .....)- Coordination Team- Rules for stakeholder involvement- Managerial directives and procedural regulations- Training needs and programmes for staff
  18. 18. Example of existing guidance• Screen capture from CDP
  19. 19. Minimum RequirementsFor IMS process and contentTo assure quality of IMS system- Transparency- ComparabilityBasis for standard and future certification
  20. 20. Key Set of IndicatorsLocal action for health and natural common goods(Aalborg Committments 3 and 7)Planning, design and better mobility, less traffic(Aalborg Committments 5 and 6)Responsible consumption and lifestile choices(Aalborg Committment 4)Local to global: Energy and Climate Change(Aalborg Committments 3 and 10)Local management towards sustainability and governance(Aalborg Committments 1 and 2)Vibrant, sustainable local economy and local equety, justice and cohesion (Aalborg Committments 8 and 9)
  21. 21. European Partnership for Sustainble DevelopmentEuropean National training hubs: CapacityPartnersship Supporting cities &regions Developmentfor Sustainble to implement EU policies PortalDevelopment and initiatives in a systematic way (EU 2020, Practical tools and CoM, AC, RFSC, …) contacts for trainersThe mission: and cities tomainstream implement EUIntegrated policies andapproach to build initiativessustainable citiesand regions. Training, promotion, support City CitySupporting Citymembers City City(Universities, etc.)
  22. 22. A model for Integrated Management System Risks & Vulnerability Development trends GHG Emissions inventory Political discussion Existing goals and targets Public informing Stakeholder analysis Next steps Legal requirements Priorisation and Actions Targets (SMART-C) Updating Indicators Monitoring routines Action plans Public consultation City Council approval Communication