Annual Disclosure

In partnership with CDP, The Climate Group’s Annual Disclosure provides a transparent, global picture of the impact, progress and climate action driven by state and regional governments. We call on all states, provinces and regions to disclose to CDP, particularly members of the Under2 Coalition. Annual Disclosure is part of our Transparency work.

The successful implementation of the Paris Agreement relies on a robust transparency mechanism, allowing the global community to measure its collective progress towards keeping the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Measurement and reporting helps governments at all levels better understand the risks and opportunities presented by their emissions, so they can implement more targeted and effective emissions reduction efforts, both within and beyond state borders.

Every year, The Climate Group and CDP publish a Disclosure Report. The first Annual Disclosure Report was released at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UNFCCC in Paris in December 2015 and applauded by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

CDP and The Climate Group, with support from Climate-KIC’s Low Carbon City Lab also developed two of the world’s first analytics tools based on your reported data in 2017. The States and Regions Climate Tracker and Sub-National Climate Analytics Navigator (SCAN), helping governments to make informed decisions on their climate policy and reduction targets.

In the coming years, the Annual Disclosure Report will continue to showcase the level of ambition of states and regions globally, while at the same time taking stock of progress on climate mitigation.

By disclosing annually, governments are leading the way to a more transparent and collaborative approach to climate action. The Climate Group invites all states and regions around the world to signal their intent to start disclosing in 2019 (dates to be announced).

Ban Ki-moon Compact of States and Regions
Image: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon being presented with an advance copy of the first Annual Disclosure Report by Premier Jay Weatherill of South Australia, at COP21 in Paris

Indicate your intent to start disclosing in the next reporting period by emailing Milimer Morgado, Climate Transparency Manager, The Climate Group, MMorgado@TheClimateGroup.org;

Find all the editions of the Annual Disclosure Report below:

Forward-thinking governments recognize that measurement, management and reporting of GHG emissions and climate change data is of growing importance: it helps governments better understand the risks and opportunities of climate change and increase the impact of climate actions, both within and beyond state borders.

By choosing to disclose annually, governments:

  • Showcase their climate ambition in the Annual Disclosure Report and on the UNFCCC Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) platform;
  • Ensure their climate commitments are backed by reliable, publicly available data;
  • Demonstrate their climate change leadership to companies, investors, other governments and the international community;
  • Benchmark their climate actions against those of other disclosing governments;
  • Identify climate-related risks and cost saving opportunities; and
  • Inform The Climate Group’s programmatic work and ensure that the webinars, case studies and policy groups are tailored to their needs and interests.

Start Disclosing

For more info – or to start disclosing – contact:
Milimer Morgado, Climate Transparency Manager, The Climate Group
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