Assessing co-benefits of measures can be challenging and is partly subjective. It’s often difficult to set the boundaries of a climate measure and how far it can go. There is no right/wrong answer, as long as the co-benefits are understood by the stakeholders you want to reach.
For all the measures in our standardised lists, the assessment of the co-benefits is done for you. Feel free to edit them if you want to!
Here are some general guidelines to help you in the assessment for your own measures:
- Make sure the co-benefits are clear and explicit. E.g. roof insulation means more comfort for its inhabitants.
- Think about ways to monitor co-benefits through basic indicators. E.g. less expenses in health care after x years of introducing a modal shift.
- Check the consistency of co-benefits across measures. Similar and compatible measures should have similar co-benefits. E.g. roof insulation and wall insulation both lead to more comfort.
- If possible, ask a colleague to audit the assessment to make it more robust.
But remember, at the end the most important is to get started with showing the synergies of climate action in your city. Way to go! 💪