Rapid decarbonisation necessitates radical transformation of current modes of governance. Governance innovations can enhance the capacity of actors and organisations to reach climate neutrality. The better we govern collective action, the faster and fairer the required transformation is achieved.
A number of existing governance innovations, such as Climate City Contracts
, can be incorporated in the cities’ own ways of working. Learning
about novel ways to make climate action a central and integrated part of local level decision-making will increase policy coherence at the local level. Governance innovations can also support shared ownership of climate action amongst different actors and ensure clear accountability.