The carbonn Center
Supporting cities, towns and regions tackling climate change –created to support transparency, accountability and credibility.Learn more
The carbonn Center
Consistent reporting and tracking of climate action is critical to meeting local, regional, national and global climate targets. However, tracking systems, where they exist, are rarely integrated. This sort of parallel tracking makes it difficult to get a clear picture of climate action above the local level, as a way to inform more targeted policy and action.
Local and regional governments can report their climate data through CDP-ICLEI Track to monitor climate mitigation and adaptation commitments, plans, actions and performance.
The carbonn Center supports cities, towns and regions with developing robust reporting practices that enhance transparency, accountability and credibility, encouraging measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) local climate action.
Data from the unified reporting system shows the impact of local climate action and how it can contribute to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – national climate action plans submitted under the Paris Agreement – and to global climate targets.
The carbonn Center serves a number of key initiatives addressing a specific target group and theme and is also a prime data partner of the NAZCA Global Climate Action Portal managed by UN Climate Change.
Through the carbonn Center, ICLEI aims to encourage local and regional governments to use measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) local climate action as a means to enhance transparency, accountability and credibility, show how local climate action contributes to achieving Paris Agreement targets and build the case for scaling up support for local climate action as part of our global climate advocacy.
By reporting to CDP and ICLEI’s unified reporting system, local and regional governments can:
- Use its integrated reporting system to make peer-to-peer comparisons.
- Coordinate climate action planning and tracking across levels of government.
- Track mitigation performance over time by reporting greenhouse gas inventories.
- Examine climate hazards through risk analyses.
- Report comprehensive, high quality data to gain visibility and recognition as local climate action leaders