While there are rich opportunities for achieving co-benefits in food, water, health, jobs, and resilience via action on climate change, these benefits are not guaranteed simply by focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Careful planning, policy making and community involvement are often needed to make sure that good climate policy is also good policy for people and communities, and to make sure that financial investments live up to their potential to produce multiple benefits.
Our research on multisolving has convinced us that leaders don’t always have access to solid information about the policies that might help them achieve multiple benefits. To address this gap, we have begun to collect information on some of the policy tools and planning approaches that can help achieve multiple benefits. The results of our research to date are compiled in this downloadable spreadsheet, which our team updates as more information becomes available.