The Proxy Data Tool is an excel-based tool developed by ICLEI Africa and COMSSA as a plug-in for the well-established City Inventory Reporting and Information System (CIRIS) tool, and provides proxy GHG emissions data for cities in Africa.
|Suitable for which city climate journey stage?
|Establishing an emissions baseline
- Aligned with GPC and CRF
- Publicly available methodology
- The inventory output from the tool can be imported into CDP-ICLEI Track (through CIRIS)
- Useful for providing a starting point for cities that struggle with data collection
-Due to the nature of proxy data, the results are an approximation and may not be accurate. Cities are recommended to review and update the default data utilised by the tool wherever possible.
- Only available for cities in Africa
- The tool requires a certain level of familiarisation with how to use it and interpret the results
|Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, D.R. of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Western Sahara, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
|Free to use (for Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) signatories only), available upon request from [email protected] or [email protected]
|The total emissions are calculated using census and economic data provided by the city, drawing on existing available national, regional and global data and scaling it down (using population and/or GDP depending on data inputs) to provide local-level estimates for the stationary energy, transportation, and waste sectors. Emission factors and Global Warming Potentials are sourced from IPCC data.
|Documentation of methodology
|Data quality/verified by 3rd party
|Data quality not assessed and data is not verified by a third party.
|Alignment with global standards and protocols (eg GPC and CRF )
|Aligned with GPC and CRF
|1, 2 and some Scope 3 (GPC BASIC)
|CO2, CH4, N2O
|Stationary energy, transport, waste
|Scopes, GHGs and sectors excluded
|Scopes: scope 3 (Stationary energy and transport). GHGs: HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3. Sectors: IPPU, AFOLU.
|Functionality for city to make adjustments
|The tool allows cities to adjust or improve the accuracy of the output by including their own local data where available.
|Latest accounting year
|Frequency of data updates
|Metric tonnes (t CO2e)
|Using the tool, data outputs and how it can be exported
|The Proxy Data Tool is an excel-based tool that has been integrated into C40’s CIRIS tool. The tool produces an inventory report that is aligned with the GPC and CRF formats and can be downloaded as an excel file. Users are only required to enter basic census data on population and Gross Domestic Product. However, the tool allows cities to adjust or improve the accuracy of the output by including their own local data where available. Please note, due to the nature of proxy data, the results are an approximation and may not be accurate. Cities are recommended to review and update the default data utilised by the tool wherever possible. For more information on how to use the tool, please see the user guide. The Proxy Data Tool is available on request from [email protected].
|Import into CDP-ICLEI Track
|The data from the tool can be imported into CDP-ICLEI Track (through CIRIS)
|Additional tool functionalities