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Environmental Research Digest – May 2012
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, together with international partners, are launching a pilot version of the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This landmark effort represents a significant step forward in harmonizing emissions measurement and reporting processes for cities of all sizes and geographies.
- The community protocol will be piloted in selected cities to establish a single minimum global standard for community-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement.
- A transparent, consistent and common approach provides cities with a much-needed tool for effective climate action planning and financing.
- The community protocol marks a major milestone in the year-long partnership between C40 and ICLEI, working in close consultation with local governments.
- The implementation of the protocol will strengthen efforts for measurable, reportable, verifiable local climate action.
- It will enhance access of local governments to global climate funds and help cities to raise the level of ambition of national governments to mitigate climate change.
- Moving forward, C40, ICLEI, and WRI will incorporate pilot test results and expand the community protocol into a more comprehensive GHG accounting standard for community-scale emissions, including consideration of a full range of direct and indirect GHG emissions from urban activities.
- This will enable local governments to account for how demand for goods and services as well as local innovative technologies can impact a GHG footprint.
C40, ICLEI and WRI