Global Covenant of Mayors
for Climate & Energy

The largest global alliance for city climate leadership across the globe.

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GLOBAL PARTNERS

CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE RESEARCH AGENDAS LAUNCHED AT THE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM DURING

Two key outcomes from the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference — new agendas for cities, climate change science, and policy innovation — were launched and discussed during the research and innovation component of ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022 in Malmö, Sweden on May 10, 2022.

GULBENKIAN PRIZE FOR HUMANITY AWARDED TO THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY

GCoM Co-Chairs Frans Timmermans and Mike Bloomberg to Accept Award on Organization’s Behalf.
Lisbon, Portugal (26 October 2021): Today, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity along with 1M Euro to finance projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

FURTHER AND FASTER TOGETHER: THE 2021 GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS IMPACT REPORT

With more than threequarters of GCoM signatories setting more ambitious targets than their countries’ Nationally
Determined Contributions (NDCs), more than half aiming to achieve emissions reduction sooner, and a combined 100,000 climate actions in the pipeline, cities and local governments are demonstrating their willingness to act. Significant increases in city climate finance – in particular from national governments and international organizations – can catalyze action implementation, propel the systemic transformations needed to meet the moment, and help cities and countries go further and faster together.

THE MULTILEVEL CLIMATE ACTION PLAYBOOK FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments recommends key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments to accelerate vertically integrated NDC implementation and investment plans. This enabling environment can help produce Regional and Local Contributions (RLCs), which are complementary to – and designed for integration with – Nationally Determined Contributions.

Cities Race To Zero & Cities Race To Resilience

The next decade will decide the future for humanity. Delivering a green and just recovery to the COVID-19 crisis; creating strong, fair economies that serve everyone; and cutting greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to limit global heating to the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, are one and the same thing. None are possible without the others. Success in all is the only way to prevent a catastrophic crisis.

City Climate Finance Gap Fund Launches To Support Climate-Smart Urban Development

September 23, 2020 the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (“The Gap Fund”) was launched jointly by ministers and directors of the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg together with the World Bank, European Investment Bank, and Global Covenant of Mayors. It paves the way for low-carbon, resilient, and livable cities in developing and emerging economies by unlocking infrastructure investment at scale.

City Journey

From committing to monitoring and reporting, the City Journey is a step-by-step guide designed to support cities in bridging the gap from climate ambition to climate action delivery.

Stronger together

Cities and partners committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy share a long-term vision to combat climate change. Together, we are working towards a low-emission and climate-resilient future.

More than 10,000 cities stand ready to partner with national and international institutions to tackle both climate and economic crises through local initiatives, innovative financing models, and sustainable infrastructure.

Latest News

GCoM welcomes you at the European Sustainable Energy Week 26-30 September 2022

The 2022 European Sustainable Energy Week theme is ‘Going Green and Digital for Europe’s Energy Transition’, with speakers and participants in Brussels and online. What is the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? Organised by the European Commission and the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the … read more

Tens of Thousands Cities, One Voice for Urban Net-Zero Transition

With one voice, the world’s cities and local governments underscored their role as an effective driving force in implementing the Paris Agreement and called for stronger collaboration between levels of governments, private sectors, academia, and local leaders to support the urban net-zero transition. Recognising critical knowledge, innovation, funding and support gaps that hold back urban … read more

Mission Innovation Urban Transitions Mission Brings Together First Cohort of Cities to Spur Global Green Transition

Today at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) together with the European Commission (DG RTD) and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI UE) called upon Mission Innovation member countries to recognize the importance of multi-level collaboration and help spearhead the selection of 50 cities for the Urban Transitions … read more

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