Government support is vital to achieve the green transition. By collaborating with CDP, policymakers can actively drive the increase in quantity and quality of climate and environmental transparency by corporates and sub-national jurisdictions (cities, states & regions). CDP’s disclosure system offers organization-specific, comparable data that can be easily accessed, tracked and monitored over time. This supports governments with tracking and monitoring progress of their economy and climate goals against their national and international goals and commitments.
By partnering with CDP governments effectively leverage their authority to promote voluntary corporate and subnational jurisdictions’ climate and environmental disclosure and action.
CDP is to the future of business what the X-ray was to the then future of medicine: without it, we would never see the inside of a patient’s healthChristina Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
Access CDP insights from environmental information disclosed by corporates and sub-national jurisdictions
Increase availability of environmental data and promote ambitious action
Design projects to produce country-specific insights and information to achieve national environmental goals
A government collaboration is an introductory engagement with CDP that allows governments and other public institutions to explore how CDP can support non-state environmental actions and actively drive the availability and quality of climate and environmental data.
A government endorsement is a formal agreement of support by governmental bodies and agencies for CDP’s disclosure invitation. The government endorsement aims at including governments within CDP’s annual disclosure cycle and provides them with insights from publicly reported data of corporates, cities and regions. CDP supports governments to pursue their climate and environmental goals through engaging non-Party stakeholders to set science-based emissions reduction targets and implement nature-related actions and transition plans in line with 1.5°C.
CDP recognizes that governments have their own specific requirements, reflecting diverse local contexts in industry, government systems, and corporate culture. CDP offers bespoke projects co-designed with governments to produce insights, tools, and tailored information to enable governments to achieve their national climate and environmental goals.
We have to take resolute action now and not some indeterminate point in the future. These companies, cities and municipalities which have made their data available to CDP have demonstrated this resolve. They have come to realize that actively protecting the climate and the environment also gives them a competitive advantage. After all, sustainability is increasingly expected from investors and clients.Angela Merkel, former German Chancellor at CDP Europe Awards 2021
The MoU signed with MCTI was designed to facilitate the sharing of data and information, the conduct of studies, research, and events, the exchange of experiences, and the leveling of issues related to the elaboration of long-term public policies in the area of climate change and disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions. These actions were detailed in a work plan that contained 11 activities to be developed throughout the MoU (most of them related to sharing CDP data).
“We have to strengthen reporting and sustainability approaches' consistency and visibility. This transparency effort encourages companies to take ecological transition into account within their investment decisions.”
Christophe Béchu, Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion
Endorsement of the CDP
disclosure platform for corporates on climate change
"We fully support the necessary step towards transparency. It is only by assessing the climate risks of our economic activities that we will be able to develop sustainable growth strategies. We therefore support the CDP disclosure cycle and encourage all French companies to be as transparent as possible about the environmental impact of their activities."
Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Endorsement of the CDP
disclosure platform for companies, cities, states & regions
"The next years will be crucial to stay on track to keep the temperature increase within 1,5°. To reach this objective we are called to an epochal change, and the Ministry of Ecological Transition is committed to drive action on the ground among companies, cities and regions, with the aim of facilitating Italy's transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy. Monitoring and assessment of risks and actions are key elements in ensuring that we will continue to move in the right direction.”
Roberto Cingolani, Minister of Ecological Transition
Endorsement of the CDP disclosure platform for companies, cities, states & regions
"Private companies, cities, and regions play a key role in taking collective action on climate change, water security and the conservation of forests and realizing opportunities for a sustainable economy. That is why we support the work of CDP in helping more companies, cities and regions to disclose their impact on the Paris Agreement's climate goals and the Sustainable Development Goals."
Rob Jetten, Minister for Climate and Energy Policy
CDP serves an advisor to the Monetary Authority of Singapore's ESG Disclosure Platform within MAS's Project Greenprint. CDP supports MAS through capacity building, sharing insights on best practices in environmental disclosure, and the provision of data featured on the platform. CDP will also offer provide input on upcoming ESG reporting requirements being developed by MAS.
CDP’s global policy team has staff in the UK, European Union, North America, Latin America, India, China, Japan and Singapore. Find out more about our regional policy engagement and how to get in touch.