The project Climate-4-CAST aims to assist local public authorities in integrating climate actions into urban governance processes in their efforts to climate neutrality.
Climate-4-CAST equips local public administrations with an open source decision support tool to allow both a visualisation of individual measures’ emissions impacts in different scenarios and a cost-benefit analysis of the measures’ performance against city goals. Through transnational co-development and piloting, the tool will be adapted to local contexts and needs while allowing better cross-border coordination, e.g. on data. The operationalisation will be proof-tested with key decision-makers to ensure usability as a governance instrument for climate budgeting.
Thus, the project accelerates cities' climate actions and improves policy implementation for climate neutrality. Swifter progress towards climate goals supports overall sustainable development in the BSR and also benefits citizens and businesses.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is an active partner in Climate-4-CAST, responsible for the Work Package 3 transfer activities of the produced quality output to multiply and transfer it further for cities in the Baltic Sea Region.
Climate-4-CAST is co-funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region as it helps local public authorities in cities to implement climate neutrality more efficiently.