Cities face a challenge to assess the status and degree to which they have progressed in climate adaption and planning.
CRAFT is a reporting standard integrated into the CDP Cities and carbon Climate Registry reporting platforms which allows cities to share the status of their climate adaptation planning efforts. Developed by Arup and C40 with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, it establishes a platform for city officials to report the unique conditions their cities face and their planning responses. CRAFT was developed for cities by cities, their networks, and the organisations that serve them in consultation with the fourteen C40 cities who formed the CRAFT City Advisory Committee and the members of the CRAFT Technical Advisory Committee.
A framework for cities to perform robust and consistent reporting of climate hazards and associated adaptation planning and implementation that is required by the Compact of Mayors.
A means to monitor and evaluate adaptation planning progress to help cities improve adaptation efforts by enhancing knowledge of best practices.
A means for cities to identify priorities and target advocacy for climate adaptation resources.
The data to improve the ability for cities and their partners to identify peers and aspirational examples to help inform their own adaptation planning process and implementation.
Ultimately, CRAFT can increase knowledge sharing and collaboration at a local level by improving, accelerating, and transforming the development and implementation of urban adaptation strategies.
This work builds on earlier work undertaken by Arup and C40 to identify a structured articulation of the key climate hazards that cities are facing. Details of the City Climate Hazard Taxonomy can be found here.