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    Oxford has produced a compact guide and supporting website to promote sustainable living and help citizens reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Guide is available in hard copy or electronically from the partnership website: www.oxfordismyworld.org Reductions of 1200 tCO2 from the first 300 individuals pledging support to the campaign are expected – 4 tonnes per capita!

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    Since the 1970s Freiburg has developed a reputation as Germany's ecological capital. By 1986 the City had a vision for a sustainable city reliant on an ecologically-oriented energy supply, today its solar, energy efficiency and transport programs are among the best in the world. Until 2007 CO2 emission have been reduced by more than 20% per capita, there has been a 100% increase in public transport use – with up to 35% of residents choosing to live without a car Freiburg is living proof that solar can work in the Northern Hemisphere.

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    Tokyo is helping energy companies to reduce CO2 emissions and shift to renewable energy by requiring them to regularly publish the amount of carbon dioxide they are emitting, and demonstrate their plans to shift to renewable supplies. In the first year of operation, six out of nine electricity companies had reduced their emissions by a total of 680,000 tons CO2. The strategy is simple - by requiring energy companies to show customers their green credentials, the City is driving greater competition for renewable-sourced energy. The City wants 20% of all energy to be renewable by 2020.

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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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