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To fully understand how cities contribute to overall emission reductions, I believe that cities need to measure and report emission reductions from their climate change mitigation projects. Measurement and reporting help us understand potential cost savings from our projects, inform our decision-making processes and help us to identify risks and opportunities of projects. As the old adage goes, ‘You cannot manage what you cannot measure.’
This month, C40 is exploring what it takes to create a sustainable neighbourhood. Anyone who lives in a city – no matter how big or small – knows that we experience the city through our local neighbourhoods: the places where we live, work and play. If mayors, urban planners, businesses and citizens can make these individual communities green, then they will be well on their way to making their city truly sustainable and resilient to the most devastating impacts of climate change.
On behalf of the 91 world cities of the C40 network that have committed to bold action on climate change, I’d like to congratulate the Governor of California, Jerry Brown for his global leadership to help protect our planet. By hosting the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit Governor Brown is providing a unique opportunity for cities to demonstrate their leadership on the world stage.