Take the first version and make it even more powerful.
After a successful nine-month pilot test from May 2013 to January 2014, the improved second version of the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GPC 2.0) is now open for public comments until 18 August 2014. Practitioners and technical experts in the fields of energy, transportation, waste management, agriculture and forestry, and city officials are invited to comment.
The GPC is a global framework that harmonizes emissions measurement and reporting processes for cities of all sizes, economies, and geographies. Jointly developed by ICLEI, WRI, C40 and with additional collaboration by the World Bank, UNEP, and UN-HABITAT, the GPC also enables cities to develop effective climate action plans and low-emission development strategies.
Initially released in 2012, the GPC marks an unprecedented international consensus on GHG accounting and reporting emissions. It aids the growing number of cities voluntarily reporting to the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR). The cCCR is the world’s largest reporting platform on climate actions and commitments. The GPC equips reporting cities to consistently measure and track their actions and make a credible case for accessing local and international climate financing.
Throughout the GPC piloting process, 35 cities provided valuable input and contributed to making the GPC more user-friendly and technically robust. The following are some new contents in the new draft:
Besides the pilot test, the GPC authors convened three meetings to seek comments and inputs of the GPC advisory committee, a group consisting of experts from 29 organizations around the world. As part of the inclusive stakeholder process, the authors also convened a broader group of city representatives, technical experts, and other stakeholders from different parts of the world in Beijing, Sao Paulo, London, Dar es Salaam, New Delhi, and Jakarta to seek their inputs and share good practices.
To comment on the new GPC draft 2.0, please use this document and/or provide track-changes in this Word file. Please submit comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 August 2014.
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