C40's Measurement workstream supports cities by: developing standards, processes, and tools; providing access to training and technical support; and facilitating knowledge transfer and peer-to-peer exchange. These functions help cities to adopt a more strategic approach to tackling climate change, measure progress and impact at city and project levels, and gain insight through analysis and benchmarking.
Taking action on climate change begins with a thorough understanding of greenhouse emissions. This allows cities to determine where to best direct mitigation efforts, set emission reduction targets, create strategies to address climate change, and track progress.
C40's Measurement workstream is a division of the Measurement and Planning initiative, which supports member cities to measure greenhouse gas emissions through the development of standards, and provision of guidance, templates tools – such as the new Interactive Dashboard for GPC Data – and training.
Measurement in Action: Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions Inventories (GPC)
The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) provides a robust and clear framework for calculating and reporting city-wide GHG emissions.
It is the result of a collaboration between C40, the World Resources Institute and ICLEI to develop a single global standard.