The Global Covenant of Mayors has a new Common Reporting Framework refined with feedback from stakeholders. For councils already reporting prior to 2019 not much change is expected. Please contact us if you have questions about the new framework.
Step by step guide on how to report for the Global Covenant of Mayors on the CDP platform.
Scoring can be used by cities as a tool to show gaps in climate planning and be used to benchmark performance. Scores are private to cities, although CDP will recognise highest scoring cities.
Your commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors signifies a commitment to not only take bold local action, but to also work side-by-side with peers around the world to share innovative solutions that enable mayors to do more, faster.
The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GPC) provides a robust framework for accounting and reporting municipality-wide greenhouse gas emissions
All councils and cities must register a municipality-wide emission reduction target to reduce local GHG emissions, along with adaptation goals within two years from making a commitment.
To be fully compliant a local council needs to develop climate change mitigation and climate adaptation plans endorsed by council.
Cities and councils report using the new unified reporting system, developed on behalf of ICLEI and CDP and hosted by CDP. It’s the official method for reporting on the Global Covenant of Mayors.
CDP partnered with ICLEI to provide a single reporting platform for city climate reporting. Cities will only have to report once to the questions in this guide.
Joining the Global Covenant of Mayors requires local councils to be compliant in a number of areas, including mitigation (emissions inventory, reporting and setting targets) and adaptation (hazards and vulnerability assessment).
A risk and hazard assessment is required in order to establish adaptation goals and create an adaptation strategy.
The GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard provides guidance for designing national and sub-national mitigation goals and a standardised approach for assessing and reporting progress.
In addition to the Global Covenant of Mayors, the United Reporting Platform gives cities the option to take part in the One Planet City Challenge. The One Planet City Challenge aims to get cities to align their commitments with the Paris targets of limiting global warming to 1.5C.
The briefing includes background on the 2019 Climate Action Summit, new initiatives and ways your local council can take action to further enhance your ambitious climate commitments.