Awareness and Engagement
Gasoline-powered vehicles lose a majority of their energy as waste heat. Regulating the idling of vehicles can reduce local air temperature, decrease GHG emissions, protect human health.
Establish a program for community members to report idling vehicles.
Considerations for Use
Consider providing incentives (e.g. a portion of the fine that vehicle drivers pay) to encourage participation. This intervention can target freight transportation, taxis, or all vehicles in a particular zone or citywide.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Awareness and EngagementGovernments may design and operate programs with the goal of increasing awareness and engagement among constituents or stakeholder groups about the risks and opportunities of extreme heat.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Changes in traffic or congestion
Intervention Scale:City, Neighborhood
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce air and water pollution, Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Improve human health