Carbon Disclosure Project
Under the new CDP Cities Program, at least 30 urban centers, including New York, Las Vegas, Denver, West Palm Beach, St. Paul, and New Orleans, will use the CDP system to assess their carbon footprint and better understand the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
CDP is partnering on the project with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA, an international association of local governments, which is driving emissions reductions and sustainable development with more than 450 members in the United States.
Each city will assemble comparable carbon emission data within their jurisdiction’s operations -- for instance, fire department, ambulance and police services, municipal buildings, waste transport and other services the cities provide or activities over which they exercise budgetary control. They will also follow CDP systems to assess and disclose climate change-related risks and opportunities relating to the whole city.