Compliance requirements for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Within three years from a city committing to be part of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy a city is required to meet full compliance through having completed both mitigation (A) and adaptation compliance (B). This includes:
- GPC Inventory (which is made up of a minimum 3 sectors, covering the appropriate scopes and with a minimum of 3 GHG) and the supportive activity data,
- an emissions reduction target,
- a hazards report and vulnerability assessment
- a climate action plan and climate adaptation plan.
Timeline: The compliance elements can be completed sooner than three years and can be in the form of combined documents. Entering the required information in the provided Carbonn reporting tools or worksheets is the most effective way of meeting compliance.
Reporting: ICLEI uses the carbonn climate registry reporting tools. Clearpath, GPC or CDP reporting is also acceptable.
Reporting frequency: A complete updated inventory shall be required every three years, and the inventory year may be no more than three years prior to the reporting year.