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The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, announced today at the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo that the two organizations will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can be used across multiple platforms. This common approach will help local governments to accelerate their emission reduction activities whilst meeting the needs of climate financing, national monitoring and reporting requirements. The standard will be released in time for UNFCCC COP 17 in November (Durban, South Africa).

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Morning Preview June 1

Today, the C40 Cities Mayors Summit swings into high gear. C40 Chair, Mayor Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and President Bill Clinton will announce a new World Bank/C40 partnership live from Sao Paulo that will significantly impact how global cities can access financing and resourcing to address the effects of climate change.You can watch the proceedings LIVE here at 8am EST.Then ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, will join with the C40 in announcing a new global standard approach for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions that will boost cities ability to access funding and implement mitigation actions. In the afternoon, explore breakout sessions featuring Mayors and experts from around the world sharing information and best practices for energy efficiency in existing buildings, low emission transportation programs, renewable energy and more.

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