D. MONITORING OF THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT ACTIONS
D1 – LCA OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE IMPACT OF THE URBAN CLIMATE GREEN ASSET STRATEGY
The aim of the monitoring is to collect data on GHG reduction, increase of local autochthonous species, number of new trees substituted and planted by the local Administration and private citizens and entrepreneurs, replication and transfer, website performances and behavioral change can be monitored.
D2 – MONITORING OF SOCIO ECONOMIC IMPACT
To evaluate the social and economic impact of the Urban Climate Green Asset Strategy a complete study will be carried out adopting the Life Cycle Costing and Social Life Cycle Assessment.
D.2.1 – Designing of the monitoring protocol
D.2.2 – Assessment of the economic impact
The economic impact of the Urban Climate Green Asset Strategy will be assessed adopting the Life Cycle Costing Approach.
- Managerial cost of green area
- Carbon credit deriving from the implementation
- Energy cost of the public and private building presence in the area of the new plantation
- New investment on public and private urban green areas
- New jobs place created
- Increase of income
- Economic value of the compensation measures
D.2.3 – Assessment of the social impact
The social impact of the Urban Climate Green Asset Strategy will be assessed adopting the Social LCA method.
The monitoring will be based on the observation of
- the number of contacts within the Portal,
- numbers of citizens participating to the plant census,
- numbers of interrogation of the Desktop Application related to the planting and management of trees in urban areas,
- numbers of students participating to the courses,
- numbers of citizens and stakeholders participating in the public consultation,
- use of the emission calculator by entrepreneurs and citizens,
- number of articles and publication in the local media related to the project and in particular to the Strategic plan.
Qualitative parameters mainly related with behavior change:
- increase in the use of public green areas and the related effect on health,
- wiliness to pay for new green spaces and new trees in their City
- growing interest and attention on environmental and climate matters
- change in management of green areas