The Compact is an initiative that provides a transparent, global picture of efforts to tackle climate change from state and regional governments. It is designed to catalyze climate change mitigation through inventory development, target setting and strategy development.
Less than two years after its launch, the Compact of States and Regions, an initiative driven by The Climate Group and CDP, has become the global go-to platform for states, provinces and regions to measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - already collecting climate data from 62 governments representing 17% of the global economy.
This pioneering group of governments includes states that rival some of the largest and most developed nations in the world, as well as rural areas and territories already heavily affected by climate change. With a great diversity in geography, culture, and socioeconomics, they are united in taking their collective responsibility to monitor progress against their climate targets. See our infographic below for further details.