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City Climate Catalogue to influence international climate negotiations

March 20, 2009

All communities committed to reduce their contribution to climate change are invited to share their climate protection targets in the new Copenhagen World Climate Catalogue of City Commitments to Combat Climate Change.

Launched on 1 February

This new interactive tool was launched on 1 February 2009. Information pooled in the Catalogue will be used to compile a substantial argument for national governments in the international climate negotiations during 2009.

In preparation for the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The City of Copenhagen, host of the COP 15 in December 2009, together with ICLEI, are in the process of compiling the international Local Governments' Climate Commitments Catalogue. In this exercise cities, towns and counties around the globe are invited to contribute their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, in a first stage of information collection.

Making a case: Local Governments are taking action

This collection of local climate commitments will help build a strong case for local climate action. The aim is to capture and disseminate useful information on as many local targets as possible. In a second phase the objective is to also collect and share interesting local developments and effective climate protection implementation actions that lead to substantial GHG reductions in the Catalogue. The focus is on energy savings, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.