Urban areas are a key drivers of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across multiple sectors and currently account for over 70% of global energy use. Being home to 50% of the world population, and the growth rate expected to continue, city level action is essential to address the challenges of rapid urbanization, climate change and sustainable development.
Eligible cities and towns can already start reporting their commitments, performances and actions on the carbonn® Cities Climate Registry (cCCR), an internationally recognized reporting platform for local and subnational governments, managed by ICLEI. They have until 5 September 2014 to submit their data and participate in the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC).
The evaluation process conducted by an international jury of experts will then lead to the nomination of one Earth Hour Capital per participating country and one selected global Earth Hour Capital. All finalists will be celebrated and promoted through social media, web, films, conferences and a global award ceremony close to Earth Hour in 2014.
Cities reporting on the carbonn Cities Climate Registry are highly encouraged to use this opportunity offered by the Earth Hour City Challenge to show their local government’s leadership in enabling a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable society by sharing latest climate change related commitments (targets), performances (GHG inventories) and actions.
If your city is already reporting in the platform, simply log into your account and confirm your registration in the menu. New cities should create an account following the link below.
This year the list of countries includes: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, USA.
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