World Resources Institute, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are pleased to announce the launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities -
Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC)
Featured Speakers Include:
Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Susana Villarán, Mayor, City of Lima (TBC)
Vijay Nehra, Commissioner, City of Rajkot (TBC)
Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver, Canada
Yann Françoise, Head of Climate Protection and Energy Strategies Department, City of Paris
Seth Schultz, Director of Research, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Stephen Hammer, Lead Specialist, Cities and Climate Change, The World Bank
Robert Kehew, Leader, Climate Change Planning, UN-HABITAT
Lima City Hall (TBC)
Monday, December 8, 2014
Accounting for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, cities represent the single greatest opportunity for tackling climate change. The first step for cities in realizing their mitigation potential is to identify and measure where their emissions come from – after all, you can’t cut what you don’t count.
That is why the World Resources Institute (WRI), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) have partnered to create the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) -- the world’s most widely-endorsed GHG accounting and reporting standard for cities.
By providing a consistent and transparent way to measure emissions which conforms with IPCC national guidelines, the GPC enables cities to build more effective climate strategies and track the performance of actions already underway. City leaders can also use reliable and comparable data they collect to make a compelling case for low-carbon development funding from national and international sources.
You are invited to the launch event for this important new GHG protocol on December 8th at Lima City Hall, coinciding with the Lima Climate Change Conference (COP 20). Prominent city leaders and senior representatives from international organizations will take part in presentations and panel discussions to elaborate on the significance of city leadership and the GPC in advancing climate action.
Space is limited. Register to attend the event.
The launch event is open to media.
For more information about the event, please contact:
WRI: Max Frankel at +1 202 729 7835, firstname.lastname@example.org
C40: Emily Morris at +1 603 557 7077, email@example.com
ICLEI: Mona Ludigkeit at +49-228 / 97 62 99-23, firstname.lastname@example.org