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C40 Cities Playbook: Inclusive Community Engagement

Climate change is unfair: it impacts some communities more than others. Without inclusive, ‘climate- informed’ development strategies, climate change could force 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030.

While many cities are implementing transformational climate change initiatives that meaningfully engage their communities, many others lack available and tested techniques to deliver climate action in an equitable way.

The Playbook for Inclusive Community Engagement is a working resource designed to provide cities with a practical guide to engage their communities in climate action, particularly those hard-to-reach and often excluded groups.

We have collated and curated over 40 case studies and ready-to-use engagement methods for cities of differing capacities to inspire urban practitioners, citizens and city leaders around the world to drive forward the inclusive climate action agenda. The Playbook also sets out key principles, exercise sheets, and focus pages investigating innovative and emerging approaches to engagement, from using the arts to digital platforms.

The Playbook for Inclusive Community Engagement has been co-created and co-delivered by C40 and Arup, with funding from Citi Foundation.