Helping Cities Adapt to Climate Change through Policy Innovation

Project Partner: C40 Cities, Summer 2019

Project Summary: Lindsey’s work with the C40 focused on five projects informing tools, reports, literature reviews, and metrics to enhance the understanding of how climate change impacts human health and how cities can adapt to climate change impacts. The work built on data that the C40 and partnering cities collected to better understand how climate change relevant policy changes can improve the health of urban populations. The findings were applicable to the greater C40 community and other urban networks.

Project Deliverables:

  1. Provided expert review and insight for the development of tools and reports that cities can use to (1) assess the implications of electrification of informal settlements (2) reduce the health impacts of urban heat and (3) improve overall air quality while also mitigating emissions. See policy brief.
  2. Conducted a skills sharing webinar for C40 staff and consultants on literature review best practices and software tools