Cities program

Through CDP, cities around the world are measuring, monitoring and managing their impact on the environment. Over the past five years, CDP has worked with over 300 cities to manage over 1.67 billion metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. CDP’s cities program demonstrates that cities are better managing their risk and increasing resiliency through more than 4,800 activities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Can cities quit fossil fuels?

Benefits of disclosing

  • Identify opportunities


    Participating in CDP cities showed us the importance of managing our carbon footprint as an opportunity to seek more efficient and economic processes financially, socially and environmentally, highlighting some paths such as energy efficiency, investments in green technologies, transforming risks into opportunities, changing lifestyles and consumption patterns.

    Belo Horizonte

  • Tracking and analysis


    CDP has given us a systematic in depth [look at the] status of our climate policy. It has enabled us to gather updated information within our city government. At the same time it has highlighted the importance of our GHG inventories and thus inspired us to develop it further.


  • City–to-city learning


    Singapore's success and prosperity depends on being able to overcome the challenges of climate change and to grasp the opportunities it presents. Our participation in CDP gave us a platform and opportunity to learn and share best practices across cities in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.


  • Visibility


    CDP reporting provides an understandable structure of sustainability indicators with regards to emissions and climate change resilience activities. More than just an inventory, the reporting also provides a public communication tool that broadens the reach of our efforts for public environmental education.


  • Explore further benefits from the CDP cities program. View our latest infographic to find out more.

Latest news

How green is your city?
New global analysis reveals extent of trend to cleaner energy with Latin American and European cities the least reliant on fossil fuels to power their electricity,

EPA Administrator: Acting On Climate Change Will Help — Not Hurt — The Economy
CDP cities 2014 global report cited in remarks by U.S. Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Explore Portuguese cities' climate strategies
In partnership with the APA, CDP has seen an increase in the number of Portuguese cities reporting their environmental data. Find out more.


Report to the Compact of Mayors

Join the largest cooperative international effort among mayors and city officials to reduce emissions.
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Why disclose to CDP?

Learn more about how to participate and the reporting process for cities.
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Contact us

Europe, Middle East and Africa
Juliette Daniels

North America
Katie Walsh

Latin America
Andreia Banhe

Asia and Oceania
Hanah Paik


Data measurement plays a critical role in sound management, but for too long has been largely missing from the fight against climate change. Together with C40, CDP is changing that and helping cities around the world to reduce their carbon footprints. Given Bloomberg Philanthropies' own commitment to using data to measure and manage problems, and to the issue of climate change, this partnership is a perfect fit.

Michael R. Bloomberg
New York City Mayor



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