carbonn Climate Registry
26.
Aug

Great changes are in the making for the cCR!

Since 2010, over 600 cities have been reporting to the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR), the world’s leading voluntary reporting platform for cities and regions to enhance transparency, accountability, and credibility of climate action. Thank you! This brief news, one of a new series of regular news updates, will help you optimize your reporting to the cCR. Upgrade of the...[more]

21.
Jul

#WeLoveBogor: winner of the WWF We Love Cities 2016 campaign

Congratulations to the City of Bogor, ICLEI Member, and global winner of the We Love Cities 2016 campaign. On June 30th, WWF announced Bogor, Indonesia as this year’s 2016 We Love Cities Winner. Under the annual WWF Earth Hour City Challenge, the social media campaign allows citizens across the world to express support for sustainable development by voting on selected Earth Hour City...[more]

21.
Jul

First North American dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy in Cities

More than 20 North American city leaders discussed the transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy future during a 3-days workshop, including ICLEI network cities Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, Cleveland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Oakland, San Francisco and Vancouver. From July 10-12, 2016, ICLEI USA, Renewable Cities, the Sierra Club, and the City of San Francisco Department of the Environment...[more]

24.
Jun

Berlin becomes 7th Western city to divest from fossil fuels

On Thursday 23 June, Berlin’s officials voted to divest the city’s $852.8 million public pension from coal, oil and gas companies. Following Stockholm, which announced its divestment from fossil fuel on June 15, Berlin becomes the seventh major Western city to join a divestment movement that already includes Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Seattle, Portland and Melbourne. As Christoph Meyer, an...[more]

22.
Jun

Compact of Mayors and European Covenant of Mayors join forces in the New Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The Compact of Mayors and European Covenant of Mayors joint forces to tackle climate change.As of 22 June 2016, the Compact of Mayors and European Covenant of Mayors have joined forces to tackle climate change. These two coalitions are coming together to create a larger global initiative that demonstrates the substantial impact of local action in mitigating and responding to the effects of...[more]

22.
Jun

Paris takes Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 title

WWF has announced that Paris is the 2016 Global Earth Hour Capital, recognizing the city as a role model for climate action for its vision for sustainability. Paris is joined by 8 other ICLEI Members honored for their action toward sustainability by winning the Earth Hour national title. WWF has announced that Paris is the 2016 Global Earth Hour Capital, recognizing the city as a...[more]

09.
Jun

WWF Earth Hour City Challenge Digest 2016

Commitments and actions of 328 cities towards a climate smart future![more]

20.
May

Join Compact of Mayors e-learning webinar series (May 20-June 16)

Starting on May 20th, the Compact of Mayors will host a series of webinars—both regional and language-specific—on the newly launched e-learning tool. This e-learning course will show cities how to work through the various phases of Compact compliance in a self-paced virtual environment. The tool will also support local leaders to help them better understand the key requirements for the Compact...[more]

17.
May

Compact of Mayors: Indonesian cities are front-runners

Six more Indonesian mayors signified their commitment to the global Compact of Mayors at an event titled, ‘Accelerating Commitment on the Compact of Mayors: Sub-National Leaders Meeting’ held at the Hotel Royal Kuningan in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 12. The event was hosted by Ir. Rachmat Nadi Witoelar, Climate Change Special Envoy to the President of Indonesia, and co-hosted by the ICLEI...[more]

13.
May

IRENA and ICLEI to cooperate on advancing renewable energy within cities and regions

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining a combined effort to support the roll-out of renewable energy globally, involving local governments in the process.The MoU provides the general framework for cooperation between ICLEI and IRENA to realize...[more]

11.
May

Oakland, USA fully compliant with the Compact of Mayors

The City of Oakland has met all of the requirements for compliance in the Compact of Mayors. The city has demonstrated its commitment in the fight against climate change by setting a target for carbon pollution reduction, presenting a GPC-aligned inventory, identifying potential climate-related hazards, and developing action plans for reducing emissions (mitigation) and preparing for...[more]

20.
Apr

How do the Compact of Mayors and Covenant of Mayors benefit local governments? Join us in Bilbao to learn more about these two initiatives

Today, many cities, towns and regions actively plan and achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and adapt to climate change. They have been crucial in raising ambition at the global level, also showing the impact of their efforts.Their role remains clear: catalyzing new action and leading the transition to a more sustainable future. There are two key initiatives that help local...[more]

31.
Mar

Compact of Mayors Welcomes First Commitments from Thailand

Nine Thai cities recently committed to the Compact of Mayors, the world’s leading coalition of local leaders tackling climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change. The cities of Sisaket, Phuket, Kokruat, Phanomsarakham, Mapammarit, Yasothon, Phanatnikom, Hat Siao and Lampan committed to the...[more]

08.
Feb

Call for Proposals for Sub-Saharan Cities: explore support from Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors is expanding beyond the wider European region, into Africa - aiming to export inspiring examples, principles and a methodology for Sub-Saharan African cities on addressing sustainable energy. A call for proposals has been launched, inviting applications for pilot cities to roll out the Covenant of Mayors in Africa. The Covenant of Mayors, launched in 2008, brings together...[more]

05.
Jan

Saluting historic partnership between the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors

On December 4th 2015 during COP21, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg and the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici announced that the Compact of Mayors and Covenant of Mayors will formally become partners. This historic partnership between the two initiatives will promote and support voluntary local...[more]

21.
Dec

Compact of Mayors side event as if you were there

Since the official launch of the Compact of Mayors in September 2014 and over the course of its first year of activity, important milestones have been achieved. In total, 428 cities and towns have committed to the Compact of Mayors in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North and South America. Of these 428 committed cities, 43 are fully compliant with the Compact of Mayors –...[more]

09.
Dec

Compact of Mayors announced 428 committed cities at COP21

On Monday December 7th 2015 at an official COP21/CMP11 Side Event on the Compact of Mayors, co-organizers ICLEI and UCLG announced that 428 cities and towns have committed to the Compact of Mayors. Of these 428 cities that have already committed to the Compact of Mayors, 43 of them are fully compliant.  This side event, moderated by Gino Van Begin, Secretary General,...[more]

07.
Dec

Compact of States and Regions releases first disclosure report

The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism for leading state and regional governments to submit climate targets, today announced plans to reduce their emissions by 12.4GtC02e by 2030 – greater than China’s current annual output.  The commitments come in the initiative’s first ‘Disclosure Report', unveiled at the UNFCCC’s COP21 negotiations. Launched in September 2014 during...[more]

04.
Dec

carbonn Climate Registry 5 Year Overview Report Release

ICLEI hosted a session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015 at COP21 on 4 December to celebrate 5 years of activity of the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR) – the world’s leading reporting platform to enhance transparency, accountability and credibility of climate action of local and subnational governments. This event also saw the official launch of the cCR 5 Year Overview...[more]

27.
Nov

Low Carbon City Lab releases: Low-Carbon Investment in Cities - How to Harness the Potential?

A great resource on financing has been released: “Low-Carbon Investment in Cities - How to Harness the Potential?” by the partners of the “Closing the Gap for Transformative Local Action (CGTLA)” project – a Climate-KIC financed activity. The Low Carbon City Lab (LoCal) is an ambitious project financed by Climate-KIC with the objective to unlock the climate action potential of cities. It has a...[more]

27.
Nov

Brazilian Municipalities Take Step Forward On Road to COP21

During the event ‘Urban Life Forum: Reflections on the Future of Cities', organized by the Municipality of Belo Horizonte and the National Front of Mayors (FNP) on 17 and 18 November, the host Mayor and President of the FNP, Marcio Lacerda, announced that 29 new mayors have joined the Compact of Mayors. Heading towards the United Nations Climate Convention COP21, 36 brazilian Mayors are already...[more]

25.
Nov

Watch this space! Launch of cCR 5-Year Overview Report and Low Carbon events at COP21

The countdown to the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris has officially begun. In less than one week the world’s nations, local and sub-national governments, and key decision-makers will convene in Paris (30 Nov. to – 11 Dec 2015). Selected highlights and events below are recommended as “must see” and “must be”. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in its capacity as the focal point of Local...[more]

25.
Nov

Celebrating achievements of the Compact of Mayors – cities and towns in focus!

Days before the opening of the COP21 conference in Paris, France, the Compact of Mayors and its partners are reaching important milestones.  These range from new commitments from cities and towns all over the globe, to political support from governments and other partners, as well as achieving a glowing list of “fully compliant” local governments that have achieved this ultimate pinnacle...[more]

25.
Nov

The 2015-2016 Earth Hour City Challenge: celebrating over 100 cities’ climate commitments and actions at COP21

This year, ICLEI, together with the WWF will bring over 100 EHCC cities’ inspiring climate commitments, performance and actions to the COP21, and we invite you to join the celebration! The COP21 in Paris, France, will be a milestone event in the international climate negotiations. In line with this year’s negotiations, the 2015- 2016 EHCC theme, “Bridging the Gap”, invited cities in 21 select...[more]

25.
Nov

Closing the Gap through Transformative LoCal Action – unlocking the potential

ICLEI joined WWF, the Gold Standard Foundation and the South Pole Group in the game-changing project “Closing the Gap through Transformative LoCal Action (CGTLA)” to address fundamental barriers to channeling the required finance that cities need for their low carbon projects. The CGTLA project is part of the wider Low Carbon City Lab (LoCal) project, financed by Climate KiC. With around 93...[more]

24.
Nov

Yes, a 100% Renewable Energy future is possible!

This was the conclusion of the workshop "Decarbonisation - 100 % Renewable Energy and more" hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Berlin on November 9th, 2015. It is technically feasible to have an energy supply system that relies solely on Renewable Energy (RE) and to reach carbon neutrality, as demonstrated by several studies conducted at national level in Germany...[more]

20.
Nov

District energy: the sustainable way to energize cities – join us!

The future of energy distribution is modern district energy. Integrated systems pipe water and steam around a city to heat and cool buildings, producing electricity along the way. Modern district energy systems (DES) are exceptionally energy-efficient as they leverage energy that is typically lost and they use diverse energy sources for multiple buildings. Using an increasing share of renewable...[more]

19.
Nov

Low Carbon City Lab: Unlocking the climate action potential of cities

ICLEI together with our partners in the project “Closing the Gap for Transformative Local Action (CGTLA)”, is excited to announce the launch of the Low Carbon City Lab website.   The Low Carbon City Lab is an ambitious platform financed by Climate KiC with the objective to reduce 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) annually and leverage € 25 billion worth of climate finance...[more]

16.
Nov

Visionary local finance experts invited for a short survey

The Closing the Gap through Transformative Local Action (CGTLA) aims to unlock and scale up investments, to support local-level ambitious, cross-cutting and inclusive, low-carbon, projects, that will enhance the quality of life for citizens.  As a Climate KiC supported activity, and a contribution by the partners of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership...[more]

16.
Nov

Decarbonathon: submit your innovative solutions to mitigate CO2 emissions

The Decarbonathon is a competition created at the initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, which aims to develop innovations that mitigate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions arising from cities in order to fight global warming. Several global organizations have been thus far involved in the Decarbonathon competition project: ENGIE, NPL’s Centre for Carbon Measurement,...[more]

10.
Nov

Register your local climate commitments before COP21!

ICLEI calls on all cities, towns, states and regions around the globe to report their climate commitments – on mitigation (or low emission development) and adaptation – in the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR). With less than a month to go to the international climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris, now is a crucial time to make your voice heard and to have your commitments recognized. All...[more]

03.
Nov

Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-16: 10 Days Left to Compete!

Since 2011, WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has called on local governments to demonstrate their climate leadership and ambition. This year, under the theme “Bridging the Gap”, cities and towns in 21 countries have the opportunity to report their inspiring climate commitments, performance and actions through the EHCC’s official reporting platform, the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR). Take...[more]

02.
Nov

New report identifies policy solutions against alarming health effects of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Every year, air pollution causes about 7 million premature deaths. In light of this significant health threat, a 2011 assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization identified a set of 19 policy measures, which, if implemented globally, could prevent between 2.4 million and 3.5 premature deaths every year by 2030, and up to 5 million premature...[more]

27.
Oct

Webinar 29 Oct: Green bonds for cities in the global south

To support local and sub-national authorities better finance sustainable actions. We are coordinating with South Pole Group and Climate Policy Initiative to present you a free webinar addressing: The unique value of green bonds: Low-cost financing and green growth Snapshot of current market: the relevance of municipal bonds Green bonds for Cities: how to move from North to South? Two Climate...[more]

27.
Oct

Webinar 2 Nov: Compact of Mayors & GPC: Your Questions Answered

Join ICLEI USA on November 2nd at 11:00 am PST webinar to learn more about the requirements of the Compact of Mayors and the Global Protocol for Community Emissions Inventories (GPC). This webinar will also provide an overview of using the no-cost Community Inventory Module of ClearPath to complete your GPC inventory as well as an extended Q&A session. Submit your...[more]

16.
Oct

Upcoming webinars and recorded webinars for your viewing

Save the date for upcoming webinars!  You are warmly invited to join the following events: 27 October 20215, 13:00 – 14:00 Central European TimeWebinar: IPCC AR5 Climate Change - Implications for Cities  Is your city / town climate ready? This webinar is hosted by the University of Cambridge as part of the series of IPCC summaries compiled on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. In...[more]

16.
Oct

Are you a leader? Join the first 200 committed cities in the Compact of Mayors

Following its first anniversary, the Compact of Mayors – the largest coalition of mayors and city officials tackling  climate change – has surpassed its milestone of 200 committed cities and towns. The Compact aims to mobilize the leaders who recognize that climate change mitigation and low emission development, as well as climate change adaptation, are imperative. Are you a leader too? The...[more]

16.
Oct

Compete in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-16

Since 2011, WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has called on local governments to demonstrate their climate leadership and ambition. This year, under the theme “Bridging the Gap”, cities and towns in 20 countries have the opportunity to report their inspiring climate commitments, performance and actions through the EHCC’s official reporting platform, the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR). Take...[more]

09.
Oct

ICLEI leads the Global 100% Renewable Energy Cities and Regions Network

During the next two years, ICLEI will Chair the Steering Group that coordinates the 100% Renewable Energy (RE) Cities and Regions Network, leading an inclusive and cooperative effort between the city and region networks that are partners to the Global 100% RE Campaign to develop an annual work program and monitor progress and impacts. The 100% Renewable Energy Cities & Regions Network is...[more]

09.
Sep

First fully Compact of Mayors compliant city celebrated

On August 26th, 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil became the first fully compliant Compact of Mayors city, using the robust reporting framework addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. The  Compact of Mayors, launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders dedicated to addressing climate change by committing to reduce greenhouse...[more]

09.
Sep

Delta State joins the Compact of States and Regions as Observer

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...[more]

27.
Aug

Compact of Mayors webinar series for cities and towns

Would you like to explore how to make your city / town compliant with the Compact of Mayors? Join our webinar in early September, organized in various languages.  ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability invites you to join a webinar for cities and towns on “Compact of Mayors Compliance: Mitigation and Adaptation”. The webinar series is organized to help already-committed communities to...[more]

24.
Aug

Cities, regions and civil society urge nations to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon, resilient communities at COP21

On 2 July 2015, the World Summit Climate & Territories, held in Lyon, France, closed after two days of thematic workshops and plenary assemblies on a strong message: cities, regions, and their citizens are collectively engaged in making low-carbon resilient communities around the world. Official outcomes of the Summit include; a general declaration, outcomes of 10...[more]

24.
Aug

Cities commit to cut over 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 on carbonn Climate Registry

Commitments from local and subnational governments equal total reduction achieved by European Union between 1990 and 2012 [more]

24.
Aug

WWF/ICLEI report analyzes 100 US cities raising the bar to support national climate goals

In a newly released report entitled Measuring Up 2015: How US Cities Are Accelerating Progress Toward National Climate Goals, WWF and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability analyze over 100 local governments tackling climate change to support national US climate targets and policy. The report shows how cities representing over 14% of the US population are taking responsibility to mitigate...[more]

28.
Jul

City resources available in the Compact of Mayors

By the end of July 105 cities have already committed to the Compact of Mayors, agreeing to follow the new global standardized reporting framework for climate change mitigation and adaptation. This unique initiative focuses on leading cities and towns around the globe that are committed to accelerate climate action, regularly report on developments, and support the identification of trends that...[more]

03.
Jul

Webinars Earth Hour City Challenge 2015 - 2016

Cities interested in participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge can join us on for the following technical sessions.All times refer to Central European Standard Time.All webinars will be held in English.----Mon, Aug 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CESTMon, Aug 10, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST----Thu, Sep 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CESTThu, Sep 9, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST---- Thu, Oct 8,...[more]

02.
Jul

Compact of States and Regions releases first round of targets

The Compact of States and Regions – an ICLEI-supported initiative that records greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets and inventory data from sub-national governments – today announced that 20 governments, representing over 220 million people and $8.3 trillion GDP, have committed to a series of ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions. These reporting governments...[more]

01.
Jul

Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg to co-chair "Climate Summit for Local Leaders" in Paris in December

Next December, Paris will host the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), during which tens of thousands of participants from all continents will join forces to plan shared action against climate change. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, yesterday announced that they will co-chair the...[more]

30.
Jun

WWF to launch Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016 on 1 July 2015

On 1 July 2015, the WWF and ICLEI invite local governments from over 20 countries to demonstrate their climate leadership and ambition, reporting their inspiring climate commitments, performance and actions through the EHCC’s official reporting platform, the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR). This year’s theme is “Bridging the Gap”. Is your city ready to step up to the Challenge? For the fifth...[more]

29.
Jun

Over 800 non-state actors to participate in World Summit Climate & Territories

On 1-2 July, ICLEI is joining over 800 non-state actors from civil society and local and subnational governments at the World Summit Climate & Territories. The Summit, organized by the Region Rhône-Alpes, will be held in Lyon, France, in what constitutes the biggest gathering of non-sate actors before the COP21 in Paris. French President François Hollande will speak at the event, along...[more]

08.
Jun

Cities, regions and civil society urge nations to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon, resilient communities at COP21

On 2 July 2015, the World Summit Climate & Territories, held in Lyon, France, closed after two days of thematic workshops and plenary assemblies on a strong message: cities, regions, and their citizens are collectively engaged in making low-carbon resilient communities around the world. Official outcomes of the Summit include; a general declaration, outcomes of 10...[more]

02.
Jun

carbonn Climate Registry: 2014-2015 Digest published

The carbonn Climate Registry: 2014-2015 Digest analyzes the data of over 500 cities and regions around the world. These jurisdictions are demonstrating their power and potential to reduce climate risks and to move towards global low-emissions and climate resilient development, through the reporting of energy and climate commitments, greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigation and...[more]

22.
Apr

Over 500 new city actions featured on UN Climate Ambition Portal100 Cities Join UN Climate-Ambition Portal

To coincide with Earth Day, over 500 new city climate actions are being featured on the UN-hosted Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) portal. The city data presented on the NAZCA platform was reported to ICLEI’s carbonn Climate Registry – a leading database of local and subnational climate action – and the CDP cities program.  NAZCA demonstrates the sheer wealth of...[more]

11.
Dec

UNFCCC launches Climate Action Portal to Capture and Catalyze Climate Action in Support of 2015 Agreement

UNFCCC launches Climate Action Portal to Capture and Catalyze Climate Action in Support of 2015 Agreement[more]

08.
Dec

Bristol becomes the 500th reporting participant of carbonn Climate Registry

8 December 2014, Lima, Peru: The world’s leading reporting platform for local and subnational climate action – the carbonn Climate Registy (cCR) – welcomes its 500th reporting city today, with the new addition of the City of Bristol, United Kingdom. ICLEI, the leading cities network operating carbonn Climate Registry, announced this today at the ongoing United Nations Lima...[more]

17.
Nov

Can't cut what you don't count: Launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities

World Resources Institute, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are pleased to announce the launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) on 8th December coinciding with the Lima Climate Change Conference (COP 20). [more]

14.
Oct

World Summit of Regions for Climate

R20 Regions of Climate Action founded by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger organized on 10 and 11 October, the first World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris. The event, hosted by the Region of Ile de France, brought together some 700 participants, including representatives of regions and other subnational governments and authorities from around the world. The aim of the...[more]

23.
Sep

At the UN Climate Summit, the Compact of Mayors shows unity and ambition to tackle climate change

Compact demonstrates global cities’ commitment to helping nations set more aggressive, transparent climate targets Associated new research shows cities’ current commitments have the potential to reduce GHGs by 13 Gigatons cumulatively by 2050[more]

23.
Sep

Existing city commitments alone could reduce emissions by a total of 13 GtCO2e by 2050

New research by the parties to the Compact of Mayors, along with research partner Arup, indicates that existing city commitments alone could reduce annual emissions by 454 Megatons CO2e in 2020 -- a total of 13 Gigatons CO2e by 2050. The research was conducted by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Arup, in partnership with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI),...[more]

10.
Sep

carbonn Climate Registry Named as the Resilient Communities for America Campaign’s Official Reporting Platform for Local Climate Action

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 – OAKLAND, CA The Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) Campaign today announced the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) as the Campaign’s official reporting platform. The carbonn platform will enable participating RC4A communities to share information about their climate resilience and clean energy actions, as well as greenhouse gas emissions baselines, targets, and reductions of...[more]

22.
Aug

EHCC Deadline extended until 15 September!

The deadline for participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge has been moved to September 15 2014. [more]

31.
Jul

Call to all cities: Last chance to sign up for Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

What have Grenoble, Cleveland and Rio de Janeiro in common? They are all demonstrating their climate leadership and are engaging as participants of the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) 2014-2015! Why don’t you challenge them and share your own climate commitments and activities?[more]

24.
Jul

GPC 2.0 – an improved harmonized method for measuring cities’ GHG emissions - now open for public comments!

Take the first version and make it even more powerful. [more]

23.
Jun

Join the Earth Hour City Challenge 2014 – 2015!

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with the support of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is pleased to announce that cities from 18 countries are invited to participate in the new Earth Hour City Challenge 2014 – 2015![more]

14.
Jun

3 July: Webinars Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015!

WWF and ICLEI invite all eligible cities to join the presentation webinars or the next edition of the Earth Hour City Challenge[more]

14.
Jun

Recording EHCC webinar available

Follow the link to acces the video.[more]

29.
May

Urban areas most at risk from Climate Change

Bonn, Germany, 29 May 2014: Cities account for 37–49% of global greenhouse gas emissions and urban infrastructure accounts for over 70% of global energy use. This is just one of the facts found in the “Climate Change: Implications for Cities - Key Findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (Cities Summary) – drawing attention to the need for...[more]

17.
Apr

Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program achieves 22% reduction after 3rd year

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 22% reduction in emissions after the 3rd year of the program compared to base-year emissions. The flash report for fiscal year 2012 comprises 1,302 GHG Emissions Reports from covered facilities. Total emissions of the covered facilities for fiscal year 2012 were...[more]

07.
Apr

CAPE TOWN BECOMES GLOBAL EARH HOUR CAPITAL 2014!

The cCCR is proud to announce that Cape Town was awarded the title of Global Earth Hour Capital at an award ceremony hosted last night by the City of Vancouver, winner of last year edition of the Earth Hour City Challenge. The city of Cape Town was selected by an international jury of experts among 163 cities from 14 countries. The information provided by the participants on their commitments,...[more]

02.
Apr

Sneak preview on analyzed adaptation actions

At least $ 156 million is missing to finance 50 adaptation actions identified as priorities by local and sub-national governments. These actions range from comprehensive climate adaptation plans to awareness raising campaigns and risk assessment activities. These statistics come from the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR), with thousands of entries on local climate action reported by local...[more]

02.
Apr

cCCR platform selected for the Durban Adaptation Charter

March 2014 has seen many new partnerships established. A highlight among these is the agreement between the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn) and the Secretariat of the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) to use the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) as the reporting platform for signatories to the DAC. With climate change adaptation in focus, cities around the globe...[more]

02.
Apr

cCCR opens up to states and regions

For an overview of the cCCR latest data, click here. With a new partnership between ICLEI and Regions of Climate Action (R20), the way is paved for a number of R20 members – cities, regions, provinces and states - to start reporting in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR). By reporting on the cCCR, participating members of R20 will demonstrate greater transparency and accountability for...[more]

31.
Mar

Urban-LEDS cities report on their Local Climate Action

As of February 2014, 16 Urban-LEDS project Model and Satellite Cities from Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa, as well as European project cities, are reporting their Local Climate Action in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR)[more]

04.
Feb

Celebrating the most lovable sustainable cities

Using local climate action data reported on the cCCR, WWF picked 33 cities from 14 countries out of the 163 Earth Hour City Challenge candidates and is asking you to vote for your favorite, share what you love about it and submit ideas for making it even better! Click on the city name in the list below to find out what makes the finalists special and cast your vote on the We Love Cities...[more]

30.
Jan

Progressive cities forge path toward renewable future

Cities around the globe have received special recognition by the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) for impressive actions on climate change. The EHCC is run by WWF in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Swedish Postcode Lottery. Thirty-four finalists from 14 participating countries were selected from among the 163 entrants in this year’s Earth Hour City...[more]

14.
Nov

414 cities report on the cCCR

Looking for inspiration when tackling climate change? Findings of the latest carbonn News show that cCCR reporting Cities and towns are reporting more climate commitments, actions and performance – and are generally more ambitious than their national governments. Read on![more]

14.
Nov

ICLEI spurs dialogues to scale up local action in Warsaw

At the ongoing UN Warsaw Climate Conference (COP19/CMP9), cities are at the heart of the negotiations scaling up climate action, rather than at the periphery - a direct and positive response of the global climate community to years of advocacy where ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability played a pioneering role. With the unprecedented 21 November Cities Day, the inaugural...[more]

05.
Nov

Release of the 2012 annual report of the Mexico City Pact

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry, the reporting mechanism of the Mexico City Pact is pleased to announce the release by the Fundacion PENSAR, Planeta, Política y Persona, which serves as the Global Cities Covenant on Climate International Secretariat, the 2012 report on the Mexico City Pact signatory cities. The report is a synthesis of information on cities’ respective mitigation and...[more]

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End of reporting phase for EHCC candidates

From May to October, 163 cities from 15 countries reported 194 commitments, 150 GHG inventories and over 1000 actions on the cCCR showcase their work to build a low carbon economy and to become the next Earth Hour Global Capital. Their reports are now being evaluated by an international jury. The results will be announced in March 2014. See the list of EHCC candidates and have a look at their...[more]

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