Case studies

The Observatory publishes, in addition to its annual report, a series of case studies of countries, cities and regions at the crossroads of national policies and non-state actions, to provide a qualitative analysis of the evolution of greenhouse gas emissions.

Region
Governance

Flanders • A local climate and energy pact

Focusing on 4 areas (greening, participatory energy, sustainable mobility and rainwater), the Flemish [...]

2022
City
Energy

Rüsselsheim am Main • An Energy Caravan to promote deep renovation

The German city of Rüsselsheim am Main is taking on the task of involving hom[...]

2022
City
Adaptation

Cape Town • Three years after a record shortage, the city has become a model in water-saving

Following the worst drought in its history, which br[...]

2022
City
Building
Energy
Transport

Turin • Restructuring the economy and policies to reduce GHG emissions

The city has made remarkable progress in reducing its CO2 emissions from i[...]

2021
City
Governance

Strasbourg • A laboratory for aligning climate action with the SDGs

Two years ago, the city and the metropole of Strasbourg (Eurométropole) start[...]

2021
City
Energy

Slavutych • Reducing emissions through municipal energy management

The last of the planned Soviet cities, Slavutych was built to house those disp[...]

2021
Region
Agriculture

Rufisque • A localised food system to encourage demand for local produce

Rufisque is a district of 500,000 inhabitants covering 2/3 of the area o[...]

2021
Region
Governance

North Rhine-Westphalia • A participative climate governance strategy

NRW's climate plan, adopted in 2015, aims to reduce its emissions by 55% in [...]

2021
City
Energy
Transport

Palembang • Acting in the sectors of energy, transport and waste to reduce emissions

The capital of South Sumatra province, Palembang is the seco[...]

2021
Region
Governance

Ontario • A snapshot of multilevel climate governance

Ontario’s 2007 Action Plan on Climate Change established GHG emissions reduction targets (1[...]

2021
Region
Governance

Occitania • Multilevel governance in the region

In 2020, the Occitania region adopted its new spatial, sustainable development and equality plan [...]

2021
City
Governance

Mexico City • MERCI-CO2, an example of atmospheric accounting of emissions

MERCI-CO2 is a Franco-Mexican research project that aims to measure CO[...]

2021
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