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Why the world needs a better way to measure cities' emissions

Why the world needs a better way to measure cities' emissions

Earlier this week, the world welcomed a new protocol for how to measure the greenhouse gas emissions from an entire city. Thanks to the leadership of C40, ICLEI, and the World Bank, among others, this new protocol will for the first time provide city governments with clear and consistent guidelines for measuring emissions. It couldn't have come at a better time -- a new measurement protocol is critical for empowering city governments to take the next step on climate change action. Why is it important for cities to measure their greenhouse gas emissions? Significant evidence -- from academic research to C40's work to CDP's own data -- shows that city governments are often the ideal entity to take action on climate change. Many already are. An important first step for cities is to account for the greenhouse gas emissions within their cities. Just like financial accounting al...

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