Global Covenant of Mayors
for Climate & Energy

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



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Race To Zero Dialogues Cities & Regions Day – Stronger Together: The Role of Multi-Level Collaboration in Driving Climate Action

This session will highlight how multi-stakeholder alliances are driving collaboration and commitment to both an immediate green recovery and long-term climate action. Leaders from Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and Latin America will also discuss how subnational government and non-state climate action can be better factored into NDCs and ultimately drive greater climate ambition.

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.


While cities have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, they will be essential economic engines for restarting recovery ambitions. As national governments navigate the regional complexities of responding to and recovering from COVID-19, countries and cities must jointly seize this opportunity to build back a cleaner, more resilient, sustainable and fairer world for everyone.

Climate Action Starts with Community-Driven Awareness

Established in 2012, the Sagnarigu Municipality is one of Ghana’s youngest provinces. Despite its young age, under the leadership of their Mayor Mariam Iddrisu, Sagnarigu has bold ambitions to take real action on climate change.

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

Green Recovery Story from Monteverde, Costa Rica

The District of Monteverde in Costa Rica has taken measures into its own hands by inspiring and empowering residents to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from waste. Just this August, Monteverde transformed 750 kg of waste collected from local homes and restaurants into organic compost. The project, directed by the Environmental Management Program of the Monteverde … read more

Green Recovery Story from Santiago, Chile

How can cities make a Green Recovery happen?  Have residents join in on the action! That’s what Santiago, Chile is doing through the “Recycle at Your Fair” initiative. Each day, except for Tuesday, the @medioambientestgo team travels with a recycling cart to a different fair in Santiago, Chile, where local residents can arrive with their … read more

Cities are the Hub of the Global Green Recovery

By Jorge MUÑOZ WELLS This blog is part of a special series on cities and climate change. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed sobering impacts on the world’s cities.  Today we live … read more

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