Carbonn Cities Climate Registry

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry will be launched on 21 November 2010 in Mexico City at the World Mayors Summit on Climate (WMSC / CCLIMA).

Under the auspices of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and with the endorsement of United Cities and Local Governments and Club of Madrid, the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) has been developed with support from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Government of Mexico City. The cCCR will be operated by the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn.

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry is a mechanism for cities and local governments that ensures transparency and accountability of local climate action through a commitment of regular reporting.

By being included in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry, cities demonstrate leadership in transparency and accountability of local climate action and will be better prepared for verification of their commitments, performance and actions, which should facilitate their direct access to global climate funds.

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry aims to be the global response of cities and local governments for measurable, reportable, verifiable climate actions that are also being discussed by the UNFCCC.

By signing The Global Cities Covenant on Climate, “the Mexico City Pact”, the signatories agree to enter their climate actions in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry and to submit their official documentation as a part of a regular reporting system on their greenhouse gas reduction commitments, on the performance of their GHG emissions and their portfolio of mitigation and adaptation actions through the online infrastructure of carbonn.

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry has two sections:

Section 1 is for cities that wish to undertake mitigation and climate change adaptation measures and that, by signing The Global Cities Covenant on Climate, “the Mexico City Pact”, pledge to take the first steps, such as preparing their emissions inventory, design and implement a Climate Action Plan and will adopt local legislation that favours GHG emissions reductions, among other measures.

Section 2 is for those cities that have already climate actions in place and which they wish to be measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV). Signatories of The Global Cities Covenant on Climate, “the Mexico City Pact” are requested to enter their climate data (i.e. commitments, performance and actions) in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry within eight (8) months from the date of signatory of the Pact.

Cities included in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry will also be ranked through a carbonn Cities Climate Index based on their commitments, performance and actions.
The information submitted to the carbonn Cities Climate Registry, will be handled with full confidentiality whereas the data output will be transparent and online.

Expert Workshop on Reporting of Local GHG Emissions Inventories
Bonn, 28 October 2010

carbonn® Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) will be launched at the World Mayors Summit on Climate in Mexico City on 21 November 2010. Within the scope of preparations to the Summit, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, in collaboration with Government of Mexico City, hosted an expert workshop on reporting of local GHG emissions inventories.

The workshop aimed to review recent global efforts on accounting and reporting of GHG emissions and provided a means to have a consultation on the cCCR approach with the involvement of a broad variety of experts and organizations.

More information on this Workshop:    http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=11824

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