WRI, C40, and ICLEI have partnered to create a GHG Protocol standard for cities formally known as Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC).
The GPC provides a robust framework for accounting and reporting city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. It seeks to:
- help cities develop a comprehensive and robust greenhouse gas inventory in order to support climate action planning;
- help cities establish a base year emissions inventory, set reduction targets, and track their performance;
- ensure consistent and transparent measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions between cities, following internationally recognized greenhouse gas accounting and reporting principles;
- enable city inventories to be aggregated at subnational and national levels; and
- demonstrate the important role that cities play in tackling climate change, and facilitate insight through benchmarking – and aggregation – of comparable data.
Find out more about GHG Protocol for Cities