A new portal to increase the visibility of climate action by cities, regions, businesses and investors has been launched by the Government of Peru.
Developed with support from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it aims to demonstrate strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of co-operative initiatives.
The Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) Portal will showcase various actions, ranging from increases in energy efficiency and deployment of renewables to carbon pricing policies and investments in adaptation.
It will draw on data from “established, credible sources”, with a strong track record of reporting and tracking progress, including the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Carbonn Climate Registry, with more data partners to be added throughout the year.
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary said: “The NAZCA Climate Action portal is a great move forward in showcasing climate action and we congratulate the Peruvian Presidency in taking this step.
“The insight hosted here will provide inspiration for what can be done but it is not designed to be an exhaustive list of everything that is happening on climate change by non-state actors.”