City Governments, Climate Change, and the Performance Agenda

  • Stephen Jones


This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the roles adopted by city governments in responding to the challenges of climate change. Discussion will focus on the development of climate plans, attempts to establish measurement regimes, and approaches to reporting. The chapter is based on a review of the academic research literature and an examination of primary policy documents from city governments. The chapter proposes three fundamental performance-related agendas underlying city governments’ climate change action to measurably demonstrate their effectiveness in contributing to international and national climate policy.


City Government Climate Plan Behaviour changeBehaviour Change Policy implementationPolicy Implementation mitigationMitigation 
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandCoorparooAustralia

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