The Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) Secretariat, together with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, are calling on all local governments to register and report on their climate change commitments using the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) in the lead up to COP21 by the 6th of November 2015. DAC signatories are encouraged to implement the DAC’s ten principles of good adaptation practice, including Principle 8 – reporting adaptation actions on an acceptable register.
The cCR is the recognised DAC reporting platform. There are many benefits of reporting on the cCR especially in the lead up to COP21 says Ms Maryke van Staden, ICLEI Director of the carbonn Center. “The value for your local government is clear: show your leadership at the COP 21, showcase local actions, outline the range of co-benefits that add value, finally be recognised as a leader – you will be referenced in the cCR COP 21 report. This is also an opportunity to indicate where you require financing for local activities. We will draw the attention of the financing institutions to the need for financing to accelerate climate action,” explains van Staden. During COP21, ICLEI will be advocating for the funding that local governments have requested to accelerate climate action.
Local governments that would like ICLEI to showcase their actions and financial needs at COP21, are requested to register on the cCR website by the 6th of November 2015. Once registered, reporting will include filling in the following tabs: 1) registration, 2) profile, 3) commitments, and 7) Actions. For DAC signatories, you will not be required to report your mitigation actions, but you are welcome to do so.
The cCR is a voluntary reporting platform that has been designed to enhance the transparency, accountability and credibility of climate change actions by local governments. Through the cCR local governments are able to publicly report on their climate change commitments for both climate change mitigation and adaptation on a credible global platform designed for cities, towns and regions. The registry is freely accessible, with both online and offline reporting options in different languages available.