Similar to the SA Tomorrow Plans, SA Climate Ready is a long-range framework that will serve as a climate action vision for the San Antonio. Each strategy in the plan provides a general policy direction, but the details of specific implementation measures will have to be fully vetted on a case-by-case basis prior to implementation. As there is much uncertainty around specific implementation details, as well as many limitations around current technologies, it is difficult to place specific costs on plan implementation.
The SA Climate Ready Plan utilized a tool called CURB: Climate Action for Sustainability that was developed by the World Bank, AECOM, C40 Cities, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to identify potential investment. Financial analysis in the CURB tool is intended to provide an initial assessment of potential options. CURB costs estimates use the best publicly available financial data at a national level and additional source from AECOM cost specialists. Since CURB cost estimates are conducted at a high geographic level, local factors such as fuel and technology prices, taxation and tariffs on imported goods and materials, interest rates, financing mechanisms, and inflation are not accounted for. These factors are context specific and vary greatly across action areas and sectors. Additionally, since CURB evaluates a wide range of actions in different sectors, calculations are based on the availability of cost data and other information, which vary across sectors. The CURB team recommends conducting independent project-level financial analysis to inform investment decisions prior to implementation.