C-FACT for Cities

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction solutions for sustainable cities

The City Finance Approach to Climate-Stabilising Targets (C-FACT) helps cities set scientific and economic-based targets for measuring and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Based on Autodesk's unique corporate GHG target-setting methodology, C-FACT makes it easy and cost-effective for city leaders to set both absolute and intensity carbon footprint reduction goals.

We invite sustainable cities to adopt and build upon C-FACT to further improve the model.

 

Learn about the C-FACT methodology to help sustainable cities reduce their carbon footprint

An Openly Available Method for Setting Climate-Stabilising Greenhouse Gas Targets for Cities

Download the C-FACT White Paper

The C-FACT spreadsheet helps city leaders calculate targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

C-FACT Recommended Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Target Setting for Cities

Download the free companion Microsoft Excel spreadsheet


The C-FACT methodology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The city- and environmentally-friendly C-FACT approach simplifies the process of deriving a city's greenhouse gas (GHG) target in four basic steps.

  • Step 1: Calculate a climate stabilisation target relative to your city's economic value.
  • Step 2: Commit publicly to a specific time frame for achieving your GHG reduction goal.
  • Step 3: Annualise the reduction goals over your commitment time frame to set yearly targets for your city.
  • Step 4: Adjust by updating data annually to calculate revised targets based on your progress and publish annual performance results.

This methodology helped Autodesk win the number-one spot in the first-ever science-based GHG ranking of public companies (US site).

Learn about the C-FACT methodology to help sustainable cities reduce their carbon footprint

C-FACT for Beginners

Watch a step-by-step walkthrough of the C-FACT methodology using the beginner's version of the C-FACT companion spreadsheet to auto-calculate your city's GHG reduction goal.

Learn about the C-FACT methodology to help sustainable cities reduce their carbon footprint

C-FACT for Advanced Users

Watch a step-by-step walkthrough of the advanced version of the C-FACT companion spreadsheet, to auto-calculate your city's GHG reduction goal.