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Cities for Climate Protection

The Cities for Climate Protection program (CCP) is an intermunicipal network that supports municipally based greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation measures. Municipalities are said to account for between 40 percent and 75 percent of global anthropogenic GHG emissions. In the context of rapid urbanization, these figures are likely to increase. Despite this, climate change (CC) is commonly defined as a global problem, and political responses (such as the negotiations surrounding the United Nations Kyoto Protocol) have played out largely at the national and international levels. The CCP and other partner organizations have worked to bring CC policy down to the local level, while also lobbying for input into the formation of international climate policy.

The CCP was established in 1993 by the International Council for Local Environmental ...

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