Cities program guidance

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

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Timeline 2015

Cities receive the request in early February and must submit their response by end of April. Read more here.


The questionnaire is divided into several sections in order to fully understand the actions your city is undertaking to mitigate the risks of climate change.


Guidance on responding

Cities guidance document
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer.

Compact of Mayors guidance
This explains each question in the Compact of Mayors module in detail and includes what information to provide.

Changes from 2014
An outline of major changes in the cities questionnaire and guidance for the 2014 disclosure cycle.

Cities Analytics Guidance
This guidance document explains the functionality of Analytics and gives more detail on each chart.

Previous answers
Download responses from last year's participating cities.

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Evaluation information

Evaluation methodology (pilot)
This year for the first time, CDP's cities program will be piloting an evaluation of your response. Download the above methodology to find out more.


Detailed timeline

  • August 28 2014: Cities and companies give their feedback on the questionnaire;
  • December 2014: Cities information request is available online;
  • February 2015: Online response system opens;
  • March 2015: Response eligibility check deadline;
  • End of April 2015: Submission deadline;
  • September 2015: CDP's cities program findings launched around the globe; and

Guidance events

Previous events

Further sources of help

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