CNCA Game Changer Fund

CNCA Game Changer Fund

Achieving carbon neutrality requires a fundamental transformation of systems that caused the climate crisis. Incremental change focused on technical solutions isn't sufficient. To meet our bold goals, we need transformational actions – actions that shift the fundamental attributes of systems that created these crises – which we call "Game Changers". In 2021, we're launching the Game Changer Fund to support the development, adoption and implementation of such climate policies in cities, and our member cities identified five key areas which require significant policy adoption in the next three years:

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Decarbonizing Buildings & Renewable Energy

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Building Electrification

 

Decarbonizing Buildings & Renewable Energy

  • Renewable Energy: Increased uptake of distributed & utility-scale renewable energy systems
  • Energy Efficiency: Deep energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings
  • Building Electrification: Electrification of buildings, especially moving away from fossil gas
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Decarbonizing Transport

  • Transport Electrification
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Parking Reform & Ultra Low Emission Zones
  • Zero Emission Freight

Decarbonizing Transport

  • Transport Electrification: Wide-scale adoption of zero-emission mobility
  • Congestion Pricing: Implementation of congestion pricing programs
  • Parking Reform & Ultra Low Emission Zones: Parking reform & the implementation of ULEZ’s to dramatically reduce the use of fossil-fueled vehicles & congestion
  • Zero Emission Freight: Moving toward zero-emission freight, especially in ports and last-mile deliveries
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Regenerative Systems & Economies

  • Embodied Carbon
  • Carbon Drawdown
  • Consumption-based Emissions
  • Zero Waste

Regenerative Systems & Economies

  • Embodied Carbon: Dramatically reducing embodied carbon in the built environment
  • Carbon Drawdown: The use of nature-based solutions to draw down carbon from the atmosphere
  • Consumption-based Emissions: Reducing consumption-based emissions
  • Zero Waste: Getting to zero waste, especially eliminating food waste and plastics from the waste stream
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Transformative Governance

  • Carbon Budgets
  • Social Equity & Climate Justice

Transformative Governance

  • Carbon Budgets: Adoption of ”carbon budgets” that account for GHGs the same way cities do fiscal budgets
  • Social Equity & Climate Justice: Adoption of systems for centering equity & climate justice in cities’ climate work
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Carbon Neutral Districts

Carbon Neutral Districts: Zeroing out emissions in entire neighborhoods across the city