Determining Portfolio & Streams
To be considered for the city, state or region stream, the entity must meet the following definition:
City, state or region A municipality which has regulatory or planning policy powers over a predefined geographical boundary, be it a city, state or region.
There are two commitment pathways available for the cities, states and regions stream: the policy pathway and the municipal/government buildings pathway. An entity may follow one or both of the pathways depending on the level of direct control they have, with actions appropriate to their status.
This pathway is for entities who are able to enact regulations and planning policy at an authority level. This is a highly ambitious pathway that will create significant impact, and unequivocally generate momentum within the wider community, globally signifying to all other governments and organizations the climate leadership being undertaken to secure our future on the planet.
Portfolio: For this pathway, the entity ‘portfolio’ refers to all buildings within the geographical boundary of the signatory municipality over which the entity has regulatory or planning policy powers. For the Commitment, the entity must follow all the requirements for the policy pathway stream.
Municipal/government buildings pathway
This pathway is to encourage cities, states and regions, as entities with their own buildings over which they have direct control, to ensure they operate at net zero carbon by 2030 (both new and existing).
Portfolio: For this pathway, the entity portfolio will include all assets under their direct control as per the owner, tenant and developer definitions. For the Commitment, the entity must follow all the requirements for the municipal/government building pathway stream.
Commit to all new and existing buildings within direct control of the entity to operate at net zero carbon by 2030 for business and organizations, and 2050 for existing buildings under the cities, states and regions: policy pathway.
Aim:To recognize entities that are committed to owning, occupying and developing buildings within their control that operate at net zero carbon by 2030. For cities, states and regions that are following the policy pathway; enacting regulations and/or planning policy will globally signify the influence of those entities to enable all buildings within their jurisdiction to operate at net zero carbon by 2050.
Policy Pathway: Enact regulations and/ or planning policy within jurisdictional control to ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050
Municipal/Government Buildings Pathway: Commit to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030
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