While the CE Framework describes the foundational approach to IMT’s engagement with communities, the process guide outlines a set of objectives, tactics, guidelines, and templates that serve to guide staff on how to implement the framework through IMT’s four primary programmatic areas: public policy, commercial real estate, utility and grid regulation, and community engagement. This process guide will also:
- Help readers understand that IMT’s approach to engaging communities is more than a set of strategies to deploy, but is a process of engagement with communities on the frontlines of climate change.
- Guide readers in taking intentional steps over time to reach codeveloped goals and outcomes toward equitable transformation.
- Prepare readers on how to engage with community-based organizations and frontline communities through relationship-building, community agreements, and co-development models to advance community-driven solutions.