Annual disclosure on climate adaptation efforts through CDP´s States and Regions Platform represents one of the three commitments of RegionsAdapt members. In 2017, this will take place from week commencing Monday 3rd April to Friday 30th June, when the platform is open for data submissions.
To successfully fulfill their RegionsAdapt commitments, members are requested to answer sections 1 and 5 of CDP’s states and regions information request (online questionnaire). In section 1 (Introduction), disclosing governments are asked to provide a general description of their jurisdiction, answering a few questions related to basic information about the regional government´s profile, such as land area, population, and Gross Domestic Product. Section 5 (Risks and Adaptation) is comprised of nine questions covering regional governments’ risks and actions in terms of water supply and physical and socioeconomic impacts. Based on the information gathered in these sections, RegionsAdapt Secretariat expects to publish a report between December 2017 and January 2018, highlighting key findings and general trends related to the disclosing governments´ efforts on climate adaptation. The data provided by 27 members last year led to the publication of the “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: an assessment of risks and actions.”
CDP´s reporting platform allows members to showcase their efforts on climate adaptation within the “most comprehensive collection globally of primary corporate environmental data from companies, cities, states and regions.” Currently, over 5500 companies, 530 cities, and 100 states and regions from over 90 countries disclose information through CDP. Moreover, publicly disclosing information on climate change is a valuable tool for measuring progress and heightening transparency. As a result, it can improve management and accountability, which may ultimately help to bring climate negotiations in the right directions.
To support your government in this process, guidance and orientation will be provided on a WEBINAR next April 5th (Wednesday) at 3pm GMT.
Please click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6895530380483198722