Last week, Delta State in Nigeria became the first carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR) reporting entity to join the Compact of States and Regions as an Observer. Congratulations to Delta State for leading the way for states and regions in the Global South to engage in reporting and raise the ambition of climate action through the Compact of States and Regions!
The Compact of States and Regions provides the first ever single, global account of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets made by state and regional governments. Announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York in 2014, this Compact is supported by the UN and is a partnership between The Climate Group, CDP, R20 – Regions of Climate Action and nrg4SD. ICLEI is a supporting partner, also operating the cCR, a Compact recognized reporting platform.
Using aggregated data, the Compact of States and Regions will release an annual report to showcase the progress of States and Regions towards their commitments to climate change mitigation. The Compact will support global climate negotiations by providing a clear and accurate picture of the sub-national government contributions through reliable and publicly available data. The first Compact disclosure report will be released at the COP21 in Paris, December 2015, and give recognition to both committed and observer states and regions.
Delta State is a member of the R20 network and was the first state that reported to the cCR when the reporting platform was opened up to states, regions and provinces in late 2014. Now a total of 47 states and regions are reporting to the cCR, in addition to 489 cities, towns and other local and sub-national governments - with a total of 536 reporting entities. This achievement was possible due to the partnership between R20 and ICLEI to extend the reporting benefits of the cCR to states and regions.
An approach to vertically integrate reporting from the local to the sub-national level has been developed, thereby facilitating the use of the platform by all levels of government, also ensuring that efforts by cities and communities within the same geographic region that are reporting are not double-counted.
For more information on how to report to the cCR and to join the Compact of States and Regions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org