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carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) was launched at the World Mayors Summit on Climate in Mexico City on 21 November 2010, as the global response of local governments to measurable, reportable and verifiable climate action. As of October 2013, 414 cities and local authorities, with a population of 438 million people in 45 countries, representing 1/7 of global urban population, reported more than 836 climate reduction and energy (renewable/efficiency) commitments, 4,208 mitigation and adaptation actions and 770 greenhouse gas inventories covering municipal operations and community activities that aggregate to an annual GHG emissions of 2.2 Giga tons of CO2 equivalent. In 2012-2013, total number of reporting cities increased by 82% a result of synergies through 3 main processes; voluntary reporting pursuant to political commitments (i.e. signatories of Mexico City Pact. Pursuant to its Art.4), capacity building at the national level (e.g. Japan Registry, PACMUN Project in Mexico and Urban-LEDS Project in Brazil, India, Indonesia, S. Africa), and creating incentives (i.e. WWF Earth Hour City Challenge implemented in 15 countries). The data compiled under the cCCR prove that the immense ambition and implementation potential at the local level can be rapidly mobilized if the global climate community engages appropriately and scales up direct technical and financial support. .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
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