Purpose of the Training
Climate Action Plan (CAP) Urgency
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. The urgency to act and respond to the climate emergency and the consequences of inaction are clear. The Oxford Dictionary defines urgency as a situation or circumstance that requires immediate action and attention. The CAP outlines the basic principles for implementing a long-term urban climate action strategy; thereby, providing important guidance for all development actors.
The CAP is the basis and a guide for identifying and outlining climate action strategies and instruments in various areas of action. CAP is designed through an iterative process by constantly incorporating new insights and developments, periodic reviews, continuous learning, and improvement. CAP needs to be aligned and integrated into development plans that clearly outline targets and priority sectors.