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ICLEI Launches New Carbonn Climate Center with UNEP

December 14, 2009

Source: United Nations Environment Programme

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) join forces to create the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

"Cities will be one of the main drivers of climate change action so recording what they do is crucial," said David Cadman, President of ICLEI - Local Governments for sustainability. "Mitigation projects are a first step to achieving climate neutrality in cities and carbonn will be key to that transition."

carbonn is a joint project of UNEP and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and aims at facilitating the access of local governments to climate benchmarking instruments on a global scale.

carbonn will help local governments report and compare their commitments, policies, programs and performance in greenhouse gas emission reductions.

carbonn will also play a pivotal role in developing standards and providing guidance on local emissions accounting and reporting.

"carbonn will bring climate expertise to our city," said Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn in Germany. "This time it will be climate monitoring expertise. It makes sense to bring such a project to Bonn."

Through carbonn, UNEP and ICLEI will work together for the development of low-carbon cities and communities and engaging cities in the UNEP Climate Neutral Network.

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