While national governments struggle to establish an agreed global climate deal, many of the world’s largest cities have been taking action to combat the effects of a changing climate. As a result, these cities are cutting their carbon footprint, reporting annual energy savings of up to US$13 million, and their residents are benefiting from healthier living and better business environments. The number of Korean cities reporting to CDP this year increased to 20 from two in 2012, which included LRQA’s verification of Seoul’s inventory against ISO 14064 (validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas assertions). LRQA is a verification partner of CDP.
These and other findings are published today in a new report from CDP.