Between September 2016 and February 2018, the City of Oakland worked with Bloomberg Associates Sustainability Practice to identify opportunities and measure the impact of deep GHG reductions, utilizing a new climate planning tool called CURB. CURB was developed by the World Bank, C40, Global Covenant of Mayors, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and many others to assist cities create climate action plans. CURB is designed to:
• Provide ‘strategic-level’ analysis to help the City identify and prioritize low carbon infrastructure and GHG reduction actions
• Help cities make the best use of limited funding by focusing on the actions with greatest impact
• Allow cities to quickly see the emission implications and cost effectiveness of potential actions
Oakland became the first city in North America to use the CURB tool as a key, in-depth input to its climate planning and will share its experience as a pilot with other interested cities.