Temperature reduction goals
Setting a long-term temperature reduction goal can help governments prioritize heat mitigation interventions. Governments can set temperature and urban heat island reduction targets similar to greenhouse gas emissions goals to drive heat mitigation solutions.
Set goals to reduce temperatures within a timeframe.
Considerations for Use
Incorporate into existing City goals related to climate. Progress towards the goal should be regularly tracked and shared with the public.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:CommitmentGovernments set ambitious goals or targets to guide prioritization and investment.
Trigger Points:Preparatory measures (actions to establish authority to act)Actions to establish/ensure the authority to act when appropriate trigger-points occur.
Sectors:City Administration, Informal Settlements
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Progress towards UHI and temperature reduction goals
Intervention Scale:District, Neighborhood, Site
Authority and Governance:City government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Low, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions