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How data is empowering city climate action

In August, Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted the “Empowering cities with data” workshop in collaboration with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, CDP, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The two-day meeting was held in the City of San Francisco, in a region known as the global epicenter of tech innovation. Under San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the city has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% from 1990 levels, while its GDP has grown by 78% and its population by almost 20%.

New research highlights pipeline of investment opportunities in sustainable infrastructure across C40 cities

Today, the C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum is being hosted in London by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Greater London Authority, with the support of the Citi Foundation and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.          

To get a better sense of the investment potential in C40 cities, C40 and CDP have partnered together to produce an analysis of sustainable infrastructure projects currently in development across the C40 network. The report is accompanied by a beta pipeline that highlights planned projects in C40 cities.  

Five C40 cities recognized for leadership in reporting climate data

Today, CDP launched its annual InFocus Reports, which catalogue city climate actions around the world. This year, five C40 cities are being recognized in the reports for their leadership in climate change disclosure. These cities have received the highest scores in their regions for the quality and detail of their reported climate related-data.

C40 and CDP Kick Off 2016 Reporting Cycle to Help Cities Measure and Manage Their Data

Beginning today, all C40 member cities are invited to report their climate data through our reporting partner CDP. The annual reporting cycle is designed to help cities report their data in a transparent way, and better track the impact of their climate actions. Reporting is also an important requirement for compliance with the Compact of Mayors. Within one year of committing to the Compact, a city must identify their climate risks, compile a city-wide greenhouse gas emission inventory according to the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC), and report their data. CDP is an official reporting platform for the Compact.