Global Covenant of Mayors
for Climate & Energy

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

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ENERGIZING CITY CLIMATE ACTION: THE 2022 GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS IMPACT REPORT

With climate mitigation targets that are projected to reduce global emissions by 4.1 GtCO2e in 2050, equivalent to 80 per cent of USA’s yearly GtCO2 emissions, GCoM cities are demonstrating that they are already taking action. Additionally this year, cities have reported hundreds of thousands of practical actions to improve energy efficiency, invest in renewable energy generation, address energy access, and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

THE MULTILEVEL CLIMATE ACTION PLAYBOOK FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a follow-up to the Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments published in November 2021, which recommended key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments. This second edition of the Playbook is a guide that lays out the options for national, regional and local authorities from policy levers to institution-building, drawing on examples from national, regional and local level of both mitigation and adaptation.

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.

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.

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 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 at COP27: Energizing City Climate Action

That's a wrap on COP27! Thank you for joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), our mayors and partners for an amazing lineup of events focused on local climate solutions, innovation, finance, data and promoting a just transition. In the course of the two weeks, we were able to bring together … read more

Energizing City Climate Action: GCoM 2022 Impact Report Launched at COP27

On the 17th of November 2022, at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) released its 2022 Impact (Aggregation) Report entitled Energizing City Climate Action. The GCoM flagship report highlights the climate leadership of over 12,500 … read more

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a follow-up to the Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments published in November 2021, which recommended key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments. This second edition of the Playbook … read more

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