Working with cities to apply the GHG Protocol and ensure they are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint
Responsible for more than 70% of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, cities represent the single greatest opportunity for tackling climate change. The first step for cities to realize their potential is to identify and measure where their emissions come from - you can’t cut what you don’t count. In Brazil, over 85% of the population live in urban areas, which is set to rise to 90% by 2050, rendering cities a key opportunity to cut GHG emissions.
GHG Protocol is working to give cities the standards and tools they need to measure their emissions, build more effective emissions reduction strategies, set measurable and more ambitious emission reduction goals, and to track their progress more accurately and comprehensively.
WRI Brasil, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have partnered to create a GHG Protocol standard for cities that known as Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC).
In Brazil, we are working with cities like Salvador, Bahia, and Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, to apply the GHG Protocol and ensure they are taking action to reduce their carbon footprint.