Cities program

'Climate Change: Catalyst for Sustainable Growth' report launch event
Insights and trends from 110 global cities

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CDP's cities program provides a voluntary climate change reporting platform for city governments. The program is open to any city government, regardless of size or geographic location.

Benefits of reporting to CDP's cities program

  • Yields results
    Measuring is the first step to managing your emissions and taking action to reduce them. “Filling out this response has opened up new vistas for us in how to tackle the climate change challenge.” - City of Lagos
  • Personalized Feedback
    Participating cities receive a benchmark report comparing them to regional and global peers – highlighting areas for action.
  • Learning opportunity
    CDP's cities program is the largest global reporting platform for cities. Participating in the program is a great way for you to network with other cities and share best practices.
  • Visibility
    Every participating city is featured in our global report, raising your city’s profile both internationally and internally within your city government. Our global report is featured in news articles worldwide.

Why disclose to CDP's cities program?

Disclosure of climate change related data to CDP is seen as best practice by thousands of companies around the world.

Reporting to CDP's cities program

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Summary Statistics 2013

View the latest trends and insights from 110 cities here

Search 2013 city responses

Compare the greenhouse gas emissions and strategy data of the world's largest cities – searchable by city name. All our data is available free of charge for non-commercial purposes. In order to view individual public responses, please register here.

Find out what cities around the world are doing to fight climate change When the next big natural disaster rolls through your city, you can scan the skies for Superman or one of his caped brethren. But in all likelihood, your salvation will come from someone on this earthly world: your local government.

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City perspective

City of Las Vegas “Performing a local and regional emissions inventory had the added benefit of identifying inefficiencies in operations by tracking data related to energy consumption, waste processes and water consumption at the government operations and regional levels.”

— City of Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas CDP's cities data is now easier to access, analyze, share and download. The data from all publicly reporting cities is available in a series of .csv files for ease of use and comparability.

CDP cities insight

Dan Probst When we demonstrate business models that prove high-performance green buildings are also a better financial proposition for building operators, then we really help advance the CDP agenda. It’s not just about spending money to improve the environment, it’s about making buildings perform better at the same time.

Dan Probst, Energy & Sustainability Services,
Jones Lang LaSalle

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