What are the requirements for committing to the GCoM?

What are the requirements for committing to the GCoM?

Cities that join the GCoM pledge to:

  • Undertake a community-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission inventory. 
  • Carry out an assessment of local climate hazards, risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Set measurable emissions targets at least as ambitious, and preferably more ambitious, than their respective government’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. 
  • Set ambitious climate adaptation goals, in line with National Adaptation Plans (where these exist).      
  • Set sustainable energy access goals consistent with the principles around energy access and urban sustainability embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Establish an action plan to meet stated targets setting out how to implement the commitments on climate mitigation, adaptation, and access to sustainable energy.
  • Measure and monitor the impact of the implemented action over time, making key data and plans publicly available.

Signatories commit to report their progress on a regular basis following the principles and requirements of the Common Reporting Framework (CRF) (for more information see FAQ 18 and 20).

More information on the above requirements can be found here.

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