Policy Solution

Demand aggregation

Other

Overview:

Summary: Sustainable cooling equipment typically has a higher cost than less sustainable solutions. Demand aggregation is one way governments can work together to address higher initial costs. Bringing together multiple entities for bulk procurement can secure lower prices from suppliers.

Implementation: Coordinate with other governments to purchase cooling technologies and equipment in bulk.

Considerations for Use: Review examples and develop a plan for demand aggregation based on appropriate solar and transportation industries.

  • Policy Levers: The mechanism municipalities can use to actualize the intervention. These policy levers will likely be used in combination with each other.

    Other
  • Trigger Points: Opportunities for municipalities to implement risk reduction and preparedness interventions based on the policy lever, building on the United Nations Environment Programme triggers used in the Beating the Heat handbook (2021).

    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.
  • Intervention Type:
    Planning/Policy
  • Sectors:
    City Administration,

    Impact:

  • Target Beneficiaries:
    Business owners; Residents
  • Phase of Impact:
    Risk reduction and mitigation
  • Metrics:
    Number of equipment replaced by more energy efficient options and assosicated savings

Implementation:

  • Intervention Scale:
    City; Region
  • Authority and Governance:
    City government
  • Implementation Timeline:
    Short-term (1-2 Years)
  • Implementation Stakeholders:
    Array
  • Funding Sources:
    Public investment
  • Capacity to Act:
    High

    Benefits:

  • Cost-Benefit:
    Low
  • Public Good:
    N/A
  • GHG Reduction:
    Low
  • Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):
    Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Co-benefits (Social):
    N/A