Cities house half the world’s population but represent almost two-thirds of global energy demand and 70% of carbon emissions from the energy sector. Therefore, our cities have a vital role to play in the transition to a sustainable economy. And across the world, cities are already taking action. Explore which cities have ambitious action to cut emissions and reduce their climate impact.
Housing 50% of the world’s population, cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. In 2017, some 380 cities disclosed their adaptation actions through CDP. Explore how these cities are building resilience to environmental impacts.
This dataset includes the urban risks to water supply as reported by cities in the 2018 CDP Cities questionnaire. Details of the risks alongside their magnitude of impact and timescale are included. For responses to other questions in 2018, please view the 2018 Full Cities dataset.
This dataset presents the actions being taken in response to urban risks to water supply as reported by cities in the 2018 CDP Cities questionnaire. Details of each action alongside the risk it is addressing is included. For responses to other questions in 2018, please view the 2018 Full Cities dataset.
Complete open data set for companies that responded to the 2014 water questionnaire.
Through our investor initiative we target the largest listed companies in the world, as determined by market capitalization, in sectors for which water is a material issue. We currently cover the Global 500, S&P 500 and FTSE 100 indices as well as the largest companies in Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Water is also incorporated into CDP’s supply chain program. In this initiative, large multinational companies (our Supply Chain Members) issue CDP’s water questionnaire to a number of their suppliers. This exercise allows companies to investigate the water risk in their supply chain and gather vital information about water use outside their direct operations.
This year, we have invited approximately 2,300 companies to respond to CDP’s water questionnaire through our investor and supply chain initiatives. This data set excludes private responders.