Article 4 of the Global Cities Covenant on Climate (The Mexico City Pact) aims to enhance measurable, reportable and verifiable local climate action. The number of Mexico City Pact Signatory Cities reporting to the cCR increased by 40% in 2012
Local Government Climate Registry Japan is a good example of what can be achieved when national and local stakeholders partner to leverage reporting capacity directly tied to a global initiative. Japanese local governments reporting to the cCR represent approximately 84% of the population and close to 74% of Japan's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge acts as a powerful incentive to motivate local governments to openly share their progress in climate actions and highlights the value of stakeholder involvement. This year 163 cities from 15 countries participated in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014 (EHCC) making up 40% of the total number of cCR Reporting Cities.