Global Covenant of Mayors developing climate reporting framework

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) is calling for feedback on its draft recommendations for a common reporting framework for its membership of 7,400 cities and local governments.

Member local governments have committed to implement policies and undertake measures to: (i) reduce / limit greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) prepare for the impacts of climate change, (iii) increase access to sustainable energy, and (iv) track progress toward these objectives.

24 Australian councils have signed up to the GCoM.

The draft recommendations have been developed by a team of multi-disciplinary experts from GCoM partners with the aim of providing a harmonized definition of common reporting requirements.

They have been designed considering local governments’ needs and a step-wise approach on meeting GCoM commitments and are built upon already existing and broadly used frameworks for reporting on climate change: the Compact of Mayors and the European Covenant of Mayors.

The consultation document is here. Feedback on the draft recommendations is required by June 15.

More information about the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is here.

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