Climate action plans in Porto Atlantic Front municipalities: a comparison with the best municipal international practices

Alexandra Leitão, Leonardo Costa*, Conceição Silva

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the main advances and shortcomings of the climate action plans of the Porto Atlantic Front municipalities - Matosinhos, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia and compare them with the best international municipal practices, proposing recommendations for improving the plans and policy framework in which they were developed. We also analyse to what extent these municipal climate action plans and practices are influenced by horizontal and vertical relationships, within a multilevel territorial governance perspective. To answer the exploratory research questions, we used the case study research method. It involved the collection of documents and interviews with the main political actors in the three municipalities. Documents on best practices from European cities were also consulted through research of municipal reports and policies, as well as the official websites of the cities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2022
EventX Conference of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Sept 20223 Sept 2022

Conference

ConferenceX Conference of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics
Abbreviated titleX ARENA Conference
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period1/09/223/09/22

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Mitigation
  • Municipality
  • Multilevel territorial governance

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