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UNEP and ICLEI Launch Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn

Unep14 December 2009: On the sidelines of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting - carbonn.

 According to UNEP, carbonn aims to facilitate the access of local governments to climate benchmarking instruments. carbonn will assist local governments to report and compare their commitments, policies, programmes and performance in greenhouse gas emission reductions. It will also play a role in developing standards and providing guidance on local emissions accounting and reporting. UNEP and ICLEI will work together  on the development of low-carbon cities and communities, as well as in engaging cities in the UNEP Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).[UNEP Press Release]