Capacity Building

Energy Poverty and Equity Mapping for Utilities and Partners

Energy Poverty and Equity Mapping for Utilities and Partners

Theme:

Building Capacity;

Centring Equity and Affordability

What if utilities and their partners had the tools to understand where energy poverty exists and could design programs and target marketing efforts to better support customers struggling with energy poverty?
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Energy Poverty and Application of an Equity Lens into Municipal Energy and Climate Action Plans

Energy Poverty and Application of an Equity Lens into Municipal Energy and Climate Action Plans

What if cities had the tools to examine where energy poverty exists in their communities and understood the principles for designing local clean energy programs for broad adoption?
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Low Carbon Transformation

Integrating Equity into Electric Vehicle Strategies and Programs

Integrating Equity into Electric Vehicle Strategies and Programs

Electric vehicles are an important tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving local air quality. What are important considerations for cities and their partners when designing electric vehicle programs for broad adoption?
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Integrating Equity into Building Retrofit Strategies and Programs

Energy retrofits are an important tool in improving the quality of housing and addressing escalating energy costs. What are important considerations for cities and their partners in designing building retrofit programs for broad adoption?
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Integrating Financing Products into Local Energy Programs

Integrating Financing Products into Local Energy Programs

Financing products designed to help overcome the upfront costs of energy upgrades are critical for an equitable and inclusive clean energy transformation at the scale and pace commensurate with this climate crisis. What are important considerations for cities and their partners in choosing financing options when designing equity-centred, universal energy
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Funding, Financing and Quantifying Climate Costs and Risks

Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance

Local improvement charges (LICs), sometimes called property-assessed clean energy (PACE), are emerging as an innovative financing tool for Canadian municipalities. What must cities know about using PACE/LIC to unlock long-term sustainable climate financing? This knowledge-exchange convened by CUSP explores opportunities and challenges of PACE/LIC in the Canadian experience.
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Internal Carbon Pricing

Internal Carbon Pricing

An internal carbon price places a monetary value on greenhouse gas emissions which municipal corporations can then factor into investment decisions and business operations. This knowledge-exchange convened by CUSP explores recommendations for establishing an internal carbon pricing policy and process to inform decision making and procurement by City departments.
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Community Efficiency Financing

Community Efficiency Financing

The $300M Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) fund, launched on March 31st, 2020, supports municipalities and partner organizations in accelerating home energy projects utilizing innovative financing. This knowledge-exchange helps CUSP members and partners better understand CEP objectives, funding and capacity-building offers, while also helping funders and partners better understand municipal priorities
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Capacity Building and Resourcing Climate Action

Internal Municipal Capacity for Climate Action

Internal Municipal Capacity for Climate Action

Building internal capacity among local governments and their partners is critical for accelerating climate action in cities. This knowledge-exchange explores the rationale and benefits of embedding resources in local government to advance advance climate and energy.
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Coalition Building for Equitable Climate Action

Coalition Building for Equitable Climate Action

Coalitions of community partners can enhance municipal capacity for equitable climate action by including a diverse set of perspectives, being responsive to community needs and garnering support for implementation. This knowledge-exchange explores actionable and practical steps for how CUSP members and partners can build coalitions in their own communities.
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Collective Impact for Climate Action

Collective Impact for Climate Action

Collective impact is structured form of collaboration which brings together different sectors to solve large complex social problems. This knowledge-exchange explores how CUSP members and partners implement the collective impact framework for cultivating community capacity towards local climate action initiatives.
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