C40 delivers leading research to highlight the critical contribution cities must make in order to avoid dangerous climate change.
C40 is delighted to launch its headline publication for 2016, the Deadline 2020 report on December 1. The culmination of a year of work and analysis, the report outlines what is needed from C40 and our cities to deliver the ambition of the Paris Agreement, through 2020 and beyond.
Deadline 2020: Special Report on U.S. Cities
Deadline 2020: How U.S. cities will get the job done is an analysis of the contribution U.S. cities can make to delivering the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This report and its findings reinforce the positive influence and action seen from U.S. C40 cities to date, with plenty of reasons to be confident that this will continue.
Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency
Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency builds on research in the successful predecessor “Urban Efficiency” Report and captures seven new detailed city case studies from C40 member cities. It is primarily targeted at city-level policy makers and decision makers across the world. The report increases the resource and evidence base available to support cities understanding of the characteristics and impact of innovative city programmes emerging across C40 cities, that advance operational energy efficiency and retrofitting in existing, privately owned buildings.
Measurement & Planning
Consistent measurement is the first step in effective management. The Measurement and Planning Initiative, housed within C40 Research, focuses on building capacity in member cities to tackle climate change strategically through the measurement of GHG emissions and climate impacts, annual reporting of climate data, and development of climate action plans. These efforts are provided through three workstreams: Measurement; Reporting; and Climate Risk and Adaptation Framework and Taxonomy. Most recently, the Initiative launched an interactive dashboard with four unique ways to explore historical GHG emissions of C40 cities reported via the standardized GPC protocol.
Case Study Library
C40 case studies highlight the wealth of sustainable and urban innovation underway in our member cities. We invite you to explore the library to discover topics of interest to your city.
In the lead-up to COP21 in Paris, C40 and Sustainia have a shared mission to showcase 100 leading city solutions to climate change. The resulting publication, Cities100, will highlight the need for adapting new policies and celebrate the range of possible actions.
Open Data Portal
The Open Data Portal provides direct, interactive access to the wealth of statistical information provided annually by C40 cities. Through the Open Data Portal, it is possible to access and investigate a number of data sets on C40 cities, including GHG Emissions Inventories, Reduction Targets, and Citywide Risks. The Open Data Portal is another step towards providing increased access and availability regarding the impact and ambition of C40 cities.