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Lessons learned: creating the Chicago climate action plan


This report, Lessons learned: creating the Chicago climate action plan, documents the process that the City of Chicago used to develop its 2006 Chicago climate action plan.

Creating the Chicago climate action plan was a complex endeavor. It was challenging to bring the pieces together, given the incomplete knowledge base about climate and emissions analysis, conflicting agendas and perspectives, and dozens of key stakeholders whose support was needed for the plan to be implemented. The purpose of this report is to document the broad process the City of Chicago adopted to create the action plan and ensure its implementation.

It contains observations of best practices, challenges, and lessons learned from the development of this plan. The document includes both broad lessons learned and detailed documentation of each step the City took in developing its action plan, along with the key players, actions, observations, challenges, and opportunities associated with each.

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