Summary: 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.
Implementation: 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.
- 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.
- Intervention Type:
City Administration, Informal Settlements
- Target Beneficiaries:
- Phase of Impact:
Risk reduction and mitigation
Progress towards UHI and temperature reduction goals
- Los Angeles, CA Temperature Reduction Goal (ULI, Pg 47)
- Melbourne, Australia Temperature Reduction Goal (ULI, Pg 47)
- Intervention Scale:
District, Neighborhood, Site
- Authority and Governance:
- Implementation Timeline:
Short-term (1-2 Years)
- Implementation Stakeholders:
- Funding Sources:
- Capacity to Act:
High, Low, Medium
- Public Good:
- GHG Reduction:
- Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Co-benefits (Social):