Event - COP22

Side event

Proposing a “ladder” towards accountability on climate commitments


10 November – 2.30 pm – 4.00 PM – EU Pavilion, Blue zone – Room Brussels

Venue : COP22, Marrakech, Bab Ighli site, Morocco

With : CDP

Companies, cities, and regions have made thousands of ambitious climate commitments, for example setting targets for science-based emissions reductions and renewable electricity consumption, or committing to deforestation-free supply chains and responsible policy engagement. How can we know whether these commitments are in line with a transition to a 2 degrees pathway? In this event we propose that corporate reporting against climate commitments climbs a “ladder” of accountability that consists of four iterative steps: measurement, reporting & transparency, commitment and accountability. We will explore how these steps can be operationalised and the challenges and co-benefits involved, from the perspective of the data gatherer, the non-state actors and the policymakers.

The side event:

  1. Show that the steps to increase measurement, reporting & transparency; commitment, and accountability can be operationalized.
  2. Discuss the challenges in doing so and the co-benefits they create for participants, through the view of data gatherers, non-state actors and policy makers.

Round-table – Speakers

  • Mr François Moisan, Executive Director of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)
  • Pedro Faria – CDP Director
  • Marjorie Doudnikoff (DGEC)
  • Patrick Oliva (Michelin)
  • Cameron Reid (AGL)


Side event at  COP 22

Side event at COP 22