CLIMATE CHALLENGE

YOUR CITY DEPENDS ON YOU

Criteria

Selection criteria

The Selection Committee will apply the following five criteria in comparing and assessing the ideas submitted to the challenge.

Criterion 1: THE IMPACT OF THE IDEA IN ADDRESSING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE and increasing the resilience of cities to climate changes

This criteria assesses the contribution of the proposal to achieving environmental objectives, as well as economic and social objectives, through mitigation, adaptation or resilience processes to address climate change in urban areas.

Each idea will be assessed in all areas, particularly the financial, organizational, institutional, technical and technological aspects of the proposed product or service, as well as cultural aspects. Projects that promote a transformation or transition in practices, in everyday behaviour, occupations, approaches, and tools, and which open up a new path for sustainable urban development, will also be considered innovative.

Criterion 2: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE IMPACT

The quantitative impact refers to the number of people the idea affects, the amount of monetary income it generates, the amount of social and environmental capital it creates, and/or other co-benefits.

The qualitative impact  of a project refers to the extent to which it advances social inclusiveness and accessibility, its contribution to poverty reduction, and/or its contribution to reducing gender-related inequalities. This requires a clear description when the project is submitted.

Criterion 3: FEASIBILITY AND VIABILITY

This concerns the state of a project, its deployment process, its financial balances, its institutional and legal organization, and the sustainability of its social, human and environmental benefits.

Criterion 4: REPLICATION

This refers to a project’s potential for replication, dissemination and massification. It will therefore be necessary for submissions to describe the modalities envisaged and any partnerships that have been concluded or are expected.

Criterion 5: UTILITY AND OVERALL COHERENCE

Candidates must be able to demonstrate in what ways their proposal provides a practical and tangible solution to one or more clearly identified impacts of climate change.

  • Environmental effectiveness
  • Economic effectiveness
  • Feasibility (measure easiness of implementation)
  • Measurability (measurability and verifiability of the measure emissions reductions)
  • Co-benefits (health benefits, diversification of income, new jobs, life quality, economic growth potential)