The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international coalition of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.
- Local Governments are Key Contributors: The Global Covenant of Mayors works to organize and mobilize cities and local governments to be active contributors to a global climate solution.
- City Networks as Critical Partners: Local, regional and global city networks are core partners, serving as the primary support for participating cities and local governments.
- A Robust Solution Agenda: Focusing on those sectors where cities have the greatest impact, the Global Covenant of Mayors supports ambitious, locally relevant solutions, captured through strategic action plans that are registered, implemented and monitored and publicly available.
- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fostering Local Climate Resilience: The Global Covenant of Mayors emphasizes the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as increased access to clean and affordable energy.
This is an historic and powerful response by the world’s cities to address the climate challenge. It will create the broadest global coalition committed to local climate leadership, building on the commitment of over 7,441 cities, representing 673,581,286 people worldwide and 9% of the global population.
More and more cities and local governments across the globe are heeding the call to act, and their response could not be more urgent as nations begin the work of meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement.