2017 Reporting Cycle Opens to Help Cities Measure and Manage Their Climate Data

Beginning today, all C40 member cities are invited to report their climate data through our reporting partner CDP. The annual reporting cycle – now in its 7th year – is designed to help cities report their data in a transparent way, and better track the impact of their climate actions.

The information supplied via CDP is instrumental in informing much of the support C40 provides to its member cities through its networks, technical assistance programs, access to finance, research and global advocacy efforts. CDP is an official reporting partner of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, which requires member cities to identify their climate risks, compile a city-wide greenhouse gas emission inventory according to the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), and report their data. 

By reporting their climate data, C40 cities continue to demonstrate their commitment to provide a more livable, resilient and climate-safe world.

In fact, reporting through CDP is now firmly embedded in the operations of many cities throughout the world. With the efforts of sustainability teams and the support of C40 mayors, we continue to see increased levels of participation, with more cities filling in more of the questionnaire and with overall higher degrees of detail. Through the leadership of C40 cities, CDP’s global disclosure system now boasts over 500 cities and local governments, 100 states and regions, and over 5,800 companies and 800 institutional investors who use the platform to disclose and manage their environmental impacts.

Cities have until April 28, 2017, to submit their data.

About the C40 City Intelligence Team

C40’s newly-formed City Intelligence Team (CIT) focusses on city data processes and technologies, provides mechanisms for connectivity and knowledge sharing and also provides analytics and insights on cities and climate change.

CIT is driving action by making data more open and accessible to member cities to increase the speed and scale of collaboration. Throughout 2017 CIT will continue to develop more and improved tools, enabling member cities and cities around the world to examine world-leading activity, collaborate, and take action. For example, CIT has created a first-of-its kind tool allowing deeper exploration of the historical GHG emissions data of C40 cities reported via the GPC. Explore the GPC Dashboard here