• Join the 2016 Earth Hour City Challenge!
    Join the 2016 Earth Hour City Challenge!
    A worldwide movement for the planet
Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00

Join the 2016 Earth Hour City Challenge!

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ICLEI Canada cordially invites Canadian cities to showcase their leadership in reducing GHGs and join the Earth Hour City Challenge!

With more than 70% of the world’s CO2 emissions generated by residents in cities, the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has been created WWF and supported by ICLEI to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a climate friendly one-planet future. The Challenge’s main goal is to highlight and reward city governments that are making substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change.

Why join Earth Hour City Challenge?

  1. Chance to win the title National and Global Earth Hour Capital
  2. Put your city on the map of climate leaders
  3. The carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) is the world's leading reporting platform to enhance transparency, accountability and credibility of climate action of local and subnational governments. It is designated as the central repository of the Compact of Mayors launched at the Climate Summit 2014.
  4. Support for reporting
  5. Feedback on your climate and energy work
  6. Finalists get feedback from the international jury
  7. Winner gets international recognition as a climate leader + article on the Urban Solutions for a Living Planet platform

How to participate in the EHCC

Cities wishing to participate in the EHCC need to do two things:

1. Register your interest by sending an email to the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center), carbonn Team at carbonn@iclei.orgwith copy to the WWF international EHCC core team at ehcc@wwf.seto receive more detailed information about the initiative, technical webinars, etc.

2. Report for EHCC directly online on the cCR platform or by filling in and sending the offline reporting sheet to carbonn@iclei.org. Report the relevant information to cCR before November 13, 2015, the closing date for EHCC candidates. Register on cCR here