Game Changer Project

Game Changer Project

Cities have limited access to early-stage risk capital for implementing some of the riskier strategies for decarbonizing key systems at a scale considered “transformational.” Thus, in 2018 CNCA is creating a new “Game Changer Project” to foster even greater capacity within CNCA and other cities to implement critical, groundbreaking work that advances the global field of deep urban decarbonization.

CNCA defines transformation in the following way: “A ‘transformative’ strategy is one that leads to carbon neutrality becoming an expected and eventually mandated feature of a sector’s operations by 2050.”

By targeting actions that have the highest potential for rapid, deep urban GHG emissions reductions in key emissions sectors (energy supply, buildings, transportation, waste and food), the Game Changer Project seeks to drive transformative change in each of these strategy areas.

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CNCA “Game Changers & No Brainers” Report Launch & Workshop

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) – a global collaboration of cities cutting emissions by 80% or more by 2050 or sooner – will release its “Game Changers & No Brainers” report, which highlights the key policies and practices that CNCA cities have found to be transformational in addressing their most pressing GHG emission challenges.

An opening keynote panel will feature mayors from leading cities already undertaking these game changers. This will be followed by “how-to” sessions, led by city sustainability directors, on implementing game changers under different regulatory contexts, the challenges faced, and the potential strategies for overcoming them.

A casual lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00.

Space is limited. Priority given to city governments.

The CNCA Game Changers & No Brainers event is an official affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit.

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is a project of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, and is sponsored by The Kresge Foundation, Barr Foundation, Summit Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, McKnight Foundation and Bullitt Foundation.

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