Huge jump in cities sharing their data with CDP: 533 in 2016

Thursday August 4th2016

 

CDP announces a big rise in the number of cities sharing climate data since the Paris Agreement was adopted. A record number of cities are now measuring and disclosing environmental data on an annual basis in order to manage emissions, build resilience, and protect themselves from the growing impacts of climate change.

 

533 cities globally representing 621 million citizens reported the actions they’re taking on climate to the non-profit CDP this year, a rise of 70% from 2015.

 

So far the story has been picked up by Reuters, Yahoo, Business Insider and the Daily Mail.

 

Here is the press release.

 

It’s a positive sign that more cities around the world are taking climate change seriously, and using this opportunity to share information about how they are tackling it through CDP’s global disclosure platform.

 

Key points are:

 

 

 

 

In other regions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the full list of participating cities here. The asterisk next to a city’s name denotes that it’s a first-time participant.

 

It would be wonderful to have your support in amplifying this through social media.

 

Please tweet at any of the cities you see on this list who participated for the first time as we’d like to give them additional recognition. Sample tweet for a new city:

 

Congratulations to [INSERT CITY] for joining over 500 global cities reporting climate data to @CDP http://ow.ly/pArY302SLxC #CDPcities

 

I’ve attached some Twitter cards in case you would like to use for promotion.

 

Suggested tweets

 

Is this the #ParisAgreement effect? 500+ cities are now sharing their climate strategies through @CDP  #CDPcities [attach cities 1st time Twitter card]

 

Over +500 cities are now sharing vital data on #ClimateAction through @CDP http://ow.ly/pArY302SLxC #CDPcities [attach cities stats Twitter card]

 

#ClimateAction goes global: @CDP  sees huge jump in African cities sharing climate strategies #CDPcities [add Africa map Twitter card]