C40’s Climate Action Planning Resource Center has made available a number of new tools for cities to analyse their vertical integration and facilitate their climate action planning. Precisely, by (1) diagnosing vertical barriers and enablers, (2) developing a vertical integration response strategy and (3) supporting protocol agreements that enhance vertical integration for accelerated climate action.
Next to the Vertical Integration Guide, these tools include a
Vertical Integration Protocol Agreement Template and Guide
The guide calls for the decentralization of decision-making as an “important foundation for vertical integration.” Moreover, it features a considerable number of best practice examples across the world for effective vertical alignment along the above isues.