The Importance of Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) for the Aggregated Impact of Local Climate Action and the Assessment of Covenant of Mayors Initiative in Salon 8
11:00 - 12:30
Through city networks and M&R platforms such as the Covenant of Mayors and the Carbon Climate Registry, cities all over the world are reporting their GHG emissions and reduction targets. This session aims at i) presenting recent research outcomes based on the data provided by cities through M&R platforms, ii) identifying data challenges to scientific research related to the aggregate emission impact of urban areas, and iii) proposing solutions for data gaps and research. These topics will be addressed by speakers representing academia, M&R platforms, and city networks. Particular attention will be given to the importance of the monitoring and reporting according to recognized protocols and how collaborative research by academia, practitioners, and policymakers can guide policy making and practice. The session will also address the results achieved by the Covenant of Mayors’ signatories at the projected GHG emissions reduction by 2030, and the new Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy as well its preliminary aggregation results up to 2050.