From May to October this year, the EHCC 2014 participating cities will be reporting to cCCR. Their reports will then be evaluated by an international jury, and the results will be announced in March 2014.
In 2013, 66 cities participated in the first international EHCC by reporting their commitments, targets, performance and actions through ICLEI’s carbon Cities Climate Registry, the world's largest global database of local climate action. ICLEI member cities including City of Vancouver (Canada), New Dehli (India), Forli (Italy), Oslo (Norway), Uppsala (Sweden) and San Francisco accounted for 70% of all National finalists
Cities in 15 countries, including six from the previous round as well as Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea and Indonesia will participate in the upcoming round of the Earth Hour City Challenge, which will be run by WWF in collaboration with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the Swedish Postcode Lottery.
Cities from the participating countries interested in joining the challenge will be able to start reporting their local climate data by registering to the carbon Cities Climate Registry from 8 May 2013.
17 cities are selected as finalists to be considered for the Earth Hour Capital award. These cities are listed below in alphabetical order, together their carbonn City Climate Reports provided as link to each city.
After carefully reviewing the merits of the six finalists, the EHCC jury of experts unanimously cast their votes for Vancouver as the first ever Global Earth Hour Capital.
Also in the running for the title were finalists Forlì Italy; New Delhi, India; Oslo, Norway; Uppsala, Sweden; and San Francisco, USA.
For more information; www.panda.org/citychallenge