Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy develops reporting framework

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) has released for consultation draft recommendations for a common reporting framework.

The GCoM is the world’s largest alliance of cities and local governments, comprising 7,500 cities from 120 countries with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, climate resilient future. 26 Australian councils are members of the GCoM.

The reporting framework covers the commitments by member councils to to implement policies and undertake measures to reduce/limit greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for the impacts of climate change, increase access to sustainable energy, and track progress toward these objectives.

The common reporting framework aims to provide a reporting mechanism that is flexible to meet specific local or regional circumstances, and enable the GCoM movement to showcase achievements and track progress transparently.

The draft reporting framework addresses the following topics:

  • greenhouse gas emissions inventory;

  • target setting;

  • risk and vulnerability assessment; and

  • climate action and energy access planning.

Feedback on the draft Common global reporting framework is required by June 1, 2018. More information is here.

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