Mathematica monitored and evaluated the impact of a technical assistance (TA) program implemented by C40 (a network of climate policy-focused cities) to support the completion of greenhouse gas emission inventories across 30 Global South cities.
Cities are unlikely to pursue aggressive emission reduction actions in the absence of high-quality data on their greenhouse gas emission sources. The TA program will contribute to the evidence base connecting city-level GHG inventories and climate policy.
- C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Children's Investment Fund Foundation
CIFF financed the expansion of the TA program to 30 C40 member cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to support cities in reporting Global Protocol for Community-Scale (GPC) compliant inventories. The GPC reporting framework standardizes climate reporting methodologies, allowing for better tracking of emissions over time and across cities, which could serve as a foundation on which to base climate actions and emission reduction targets, and ultimately mitigate emissions.
We leveraged our expertise in quantitative research to track emission inventory reporting over time, assess the impact of CIFF’s TA investment, and contextualize the impacts of the TA within CIFF’s larger strategy to mitigate climate change. We supported CIFF -- from the design stage to the final evaluation -- in translating evidence into insight and offering action-based recommendations to strengthen city-level climate reporting.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Does What Gets Measured Get Done? An Evaluation of the Impact of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories on City Climate Action
The evaluation’s key objectives are to understand the effectiveness of TA delivery in supporting cities’ efforts towards the goal of collecting GHG emissions data, reporting a GHG emissions inventory, and developing mitigation actions.Learn More
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Climate Action Guided by Data
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