- Submitted by: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
- Primary SD area: Sustainable Cities
- Secondary SD area: Climate Change
- Keywords: climate change, iclei, cities, city, local, municipal, carbonn, mrv, ghg, greenhouse gas, emissions, energy, low-carbon
- Location: Worldwide
- Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
carbonn Cities Climate Registry for Measurable, Reportable, Verifiable Local Climate Action
Organization(s) making commitmentICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability operates the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR), a global online platform for local governments to report climate and energy commitments, GHG emissions inventories and mitigation and adaptation actions and action plans. As of May 2012, 164 local governments from 21 countries report their climate information at cCCR, including 319 commitments up to the year 2050. ICLEI is an association of over 1200 local governments in 80 countries jointly working towards sustainability.
Achievement of CommitmentLocal government commitments focus on many areas which impact sustainability, but the cCCR provides a registry for commitments on climate (reduction of CO2 emissions, CO2e emissions, or Carbon Intensity) or energy (increasing use of renewable energy or increasing energy efficiency) both for operations of municipal administrations (government GHG emissions) or for activities of the community that they serve (community GHG emissions). Thus, the cCCR enables local governments to report a total of 10 different types of commitments. When fulfilled, commitments will enable local governments to shift their cities into low-carbon and energy-safe resilient communities.
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How this will be achievedIn 2010, more than 138 Mayors adopted the Global Cities Covenant on Climate – the Mexico City Pact, which aims to ensure transparency, accountability and comparability of local climate action and introducing the concept of measurable, reportable, verifiable climate action by encouraging signatories to report commitments, together with GHG inventories and relevant actions to the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR). Cities that announce commitments are invited to report their baseline and latest available GHG inventory in order to monitor their progress in meeting their targets. GHG inventory reporting is based on the International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol (IEAP), which has evolved into Global Protocol for Community Scale GHG Emissions (GPC). cCCR already compiles 270 GHG inventories that represent total community GHG emissions of around 1.2 GtCO2e/yr. Capacity building in use of GHG accounting and reporting tools, such as HEAT+ will also help cities to monitor progress.
|As of May 2012, a total of 13 renewable energy or energy efficiency commitments for community activities or municipal operations have been reported by 7 local governments in the cCCR.||2020|
|As of May 2012, 18 local governments in the cCCR have announced commitments to reduce GHG emissions from operations of municipal administration by up to 40% with base years ranging from 1990 to 2009.||2020|
|As of May 2012, 67 local governments in the cCCR have announced commitments to reduce community GHG emissions by up to 41% with base years ranging from 1990 to 2011.||2020|
|As of May 2012, 26 local governments in the cCCR have announced commitments to reduce community GHG emissions by up to 80% with base years ranging from 1990 to 2011.||2050|
|Resources devoted to delivery|
|Staff / Technical expertise||cCCR Annual Report 2011|
|Staff / Technical expertise||cCCR May 2012 Update|
|Staff / Technical expertise||Global Protocol for Community Scale GHG Emissions|