Table 2: Attributes of the climate action index.

1. Membership in “Cities for Climate Protection”
2. Formulation of a Climate Action Plan
3. Assessment of city’s vulnerability to climate change as part of the climate action plan
4. Use of renewable energy
5. Existence within the city of climate-friendly transportation choices
6. Application of green building standards
7. Solid waste reduction/recycling practices
8. Local food initiatives
9. Education and outreach programs, including mechanisms for public involvement
10. Inclusion of adaptation strategies in the Climate Action Plan