EU Urban Greenhouse Gas
Mitigation Database

City Information - x

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Country: - Population:

Target: T

Timespan: X

Target: No clear target for the mitigation of GHG defined.

Plans enacted by the City Council:

None available to the public at the time of the survey.

    Country Overview: x

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    Population:

    Percentage of surveyed cities in the total population:

    Weighted sum of total population:

    Percentage of surveyed cities with well defined targets:

    Target weighted by population of all cities:

    Target weighted by population of surveyed cities with targets:

    Target weighted by population excluding the capital:

    Target weighted by capital population only:

    Target for CO2 weighted by number of cities with targets:

    Target for CO2 weighted by number of cities with targets:

    Target for GHG / number of cities with targets:

    Target for GHG / number of UA with targets:

    Surveyed cities:

    Cities in the Selected Countries with well Defined Targets and/or Timescales

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    You can upload data by completing the popup webform. We only require a small amount of information – but crucial is that you provide evidence of the existence of a formal plan or strategy that is implementing the greenhouse gas emissions reduction. A link to a webpage is enough and we will validate the information.

    Disclaimer: We will only use your Contact Information to contact you about the submitted data.

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    Thanks for your submission!

    You will be contacted by our team shortly to discuss inserting your plan in our database.

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    How to Use This Web Application

    The markers on the map locate cities that were part of our survey. Cities with a well defined target for GHG reduction have a starred marker.

    Hovering on a marker will display the city name, and clicking on a marker gives a summary for it.

    Countries can be selected and deselected using the buttons in the top left. Countries can be examined using the View/Compare button; if only one country is selected, the button will display a summary for it. If two or more are selected, the button will display a comparison chart for them.

    The Cities button will display infographics for cities in the surveyed countries that have well defined targets.

    The Send Us Your Data button will allow you to submit plans and policies to reduce and mitigate GHG emission.

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    Welcome to the Urban Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Database!

    Our database provides information on the greenhouse gas mitigation strategies put in place by cities. Here you are able to explore and visualise formal commitments made by urban areas to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

    Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios are typically developed as national or international ‘top down’ strategies. This dataset provides an insight into activity and commitments that are being delivered from the ‘bottom up’. As you will see when you explore the data action at the urban scale is frequently poorly aligned with national strategies, or globally recommended levels of reduction. Unlike other similar datasets we do not rely on self-reporting, but require formal documentation of commitments, and have not limited ourselves to only large, or capital, cities.

    The original research is reported by Heidrich et al. (2013), the analysis of 200 EU cities is reported by Reckien et al. (2014).

    The value of this dataset comes from the large number of cities that are included. We therefore encourage you to help us grow the dataset to provide a comprehensive global view of city-led climate mitigation action by submitting evidence of urban action in cities that you know, or work in.

    For further information please contact:

    Data was originally collected via COST Action TU0902, funded by the European Science Foundation. Development of the web-interface was funded by an EPSRC Platform Grant in Earth Systems Engineering (EP/G013403/1).

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