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Questionnaire

The questionnaire is divided into several sections in order to fully understand the actions your city is undertaking to mitigate the risks of climate change.

If you would like to make an amendment to your 2015 CDP CIties response, please click here to download the 2015 Amendment form and send this to cities@cdp.net.

 

Guidance on responding

Cities guidance document
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer. The guidance is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Simplified ChineseTraditional Chinese and Japanese.

Compact of Mayors guidance
This explains each question in the Compact of Mayors module in detail and includes what information to provide.

C40 Cities guidance document
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format for C40 cities. This guidance is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

Cities Analytics Guidance
This guidance document explains the functionality of Analytics and gives more detail on each chart.

If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us at cities@cdp.net.

 

Evaluation information

Evaluation methodology
CDP will provide feedback on all 2016 responses. Download the above methodology from 2015 as an example but this will be updated for the 2016 questionnaire.

 

Detailed timeline

  • August 2015: Cities and companies give their feedback on the questionnaire;
  • December 2015: Cities information request is available online;
  • February 2016: Online response system opens;
  • March 18 2016: Response check deadline;
  • April 29 2016: Submission deadline;
  • September 2016: CDP's cities program findings launched around the globe.
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Guidance events

 

    Upcoming events

  

  • Understanding Green Finance
    Tuesday, June 14th 3:00PM-4:00PM EDT
    Register here.
    This webinar presented by CDP cities' Accredited Service Provider PFM will focus on financing tools to reduce the overall cost of energy financing.  The session will cover financing mechanisms (Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds), rebate programs, and low cost loan programs to help leverage incentives for effective financing for energy projects.

 

    Previous events

     

     

 

  • Getting to 100% Renewable Energy: New Partnerships for Scaling Up
    In this webinar, CDP cities and Meister Consultants Group presented on how partnerships can support cities in their goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy. A growing number of US cities are setting targets that will require 80-100 percent of citywide energy to come from renewable sources. There are opportunities for these cities to not only share practices and experience with their peers, but to also build innovative new partnerships with corporations that have similarly ambitious goals.
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  • Cities Finance Webinar
    This webinar provides an overview of the advantages of finance being directed to climate change related projects in cities and presents existing barriers to private sector involvement. CDP is working on a matchmaking solution that will connect cities to investors and thereby help cities access additional finance streams.
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  • Compact of Mayors and the GPC Webinar 
    An overview of reporting requirements for the Compact of Mayors and Q&A on the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) with Amanda Eichel of Bloomberg Philanthropies and GPC expert, Jon Dickinson.
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  • Case for Disclosure Webinar
    An overview of CDP reporting in 2016 and a discussion with the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership & The Center for Corporate Climate Leadership to learn how environmental measurement, management and disclosure are beneficial for cities’ sustainability planning and development efforts.
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  • Climate Risks Adaptation Webinar
    Hosted by C40 and CDP, this webinar provides an introduction to CRAFT (Climate Risk Adaptation Framework and Taxonomy), the adaptation reporting framework for the Compact of Mayors.
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  • Benefits of Disclosure Webinar
    Speakers from CDP Cities, the City of Aspen and SNW Asset Management provide an overview of the 2016 CDP cities reporting process. The City of Aspen shares why they reported to CDP in 2015 and SNW Asset Management addresses the importance of disclosure from both the equity and the fixed income perspectives.
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  • C40 Emissions Reporting and the GPC
    This webinar looks in depth at reporting your city-wide emissions inventory using the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GPC). 
     
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  • CDP Cities C40 2016 Kick-off Webinar
    This webinar will walk through the process for responding to the 2016 CDP Cities questionnaire for C40 Cities. 
     
  • CDP C40 Introduction to CRAFT Webinar
    This year's questionnaire sees the introduction of the Climate Risk and Adaptation Framework and Taxonomy (CRAFT). CRAFT is a set of reporting questions that will be integrated into the CDP questionnaire and builds on the existing adaptation questions. This enables cities to perform robust and consistent reporting of climate hazards and adaptation planning as part of their compliance under the Compact of Mayors. This webinar will give an introductoin to CRAFT and an overview of how to rport adapatation data through CDP's reporting platform this year. 
     
  • CDP Cities 2016 Kick-off Webinar
    Speakers from CDP Cities, the City of Atlanta and SNW Asset Management provide an overview of the 2016 CDP cities reporting process. The City of Atlanta shares why they have reported to CDP since 2012 and SNW Asset Management addresses the importance of disclosure from both the equity and the fixed income perspectives. 
     
  • Cities Analytics Webinar for North American Cities
    Discover the new features and functionality of CDP's Cities Analytics 2015. You can use Cities Analytics to receive feedback on your 2015 response, benchmark your city against others and gain insights about driving your sustainability efforts. This webinar is also useful for cities who have not yet disclosed to CDP who want to learn about a key benefit of reporting.
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  • Compact of Mayors Webinar
    Webinar hosted by CDP Cities on reporting requirements for the Compact of Mayors and Q&A on the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) with Amanda Eichel of Bloomberg Philanthropies and GPC expert, Jonathan Dickinson.  
  • Engaging business in the green economy
    Through CDP's 'Commit to Action' campaign, companies are setting goals for 100% renewable energy, committing to publicly report their climate-related activities and GHG emissions and aiming to set science-based carbon reduction targets. Take the next step and learn how to engage your City's companies in Commit to Action. In this webinar, learn how City of Vancouver and two area businesses are working together to advance a robust sustainability agenda in the city. 
  • City Resilience and Climate Management: Driving Change, Accelerating Practice
    This workshop provided cities with interactive panels, discussions, and breakout sessions around climate measurement and management. Collaborate with your peers, gain insight into leveraging the private sector, and learn how to position your city for green investment opportunities. Click here for the attendees list and brochure.

  • Launch of the Green City Bonds Playbook (webinar)
    The Green City Bonds Coalition (CBI, CDP, C40, Ceres, NRDC & As You Sow) is pleased to launch a new guide for cities on issuing green bonds and to hear from cities on their experiences of planning green bond issuances.

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  • Climate Change: A Challenge for Bond Analysts Webinar
    This webinar will discuss how climate change poses a challenge for municipal bond analysts and will explore findings from CDP's white paper.

    • City Climate Hazards, Risks and Adaptation
      Hosted by C40 and CDP, this webinar provides additional information and guidance on the risks and adaptation questions in this year's CDP Cities questionnaire.


    • Tracking and disclosing climate efforts
      This joint webinar with STAR Communities discusses the benefits of disclosure and transparency in local climate efforts, overlaps between the two programs, and includes a panel discussion with staff from two cities that are currently working with both programs.

    • 'Protecting Our Capital' Report and open data
      This webinar, organized by the American Society for Adaptation Professionals, gives a detailed view of the recent CDP cities report 'Protecting our Capital'. It provided insight into the CDP cities open data platform, giving city information on targets, emissions, activities and resiliency strategies.

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    Further sources of help

    Contact us at cities@cdp.net.

       
     
     
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