Global Covenant of Mayors
for Climate & Energy

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



978 MN


24 BN

TONS CO2 E BY 2030



Cities Race To Zero And 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.

Climate Action Starts With Community-Driven Awareness

National governments can spur COVID-19 recovery, achieve shared prosperity and drive climate action through national policies and targeted investments to decarbonise cities and make them more resilient. This report shows the power of urban transformation and the many ways to achieve it by looking up close at six major emerging economies: China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.

SAVE THE DATE: Innovate4Cities Conference

During the week of October 11-15 2021, UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) welcome you to the groundbreaking Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference, a virtual multi-day global/regional event bringing together science and innovation, policy and practice to enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.

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.

Over 10,000 Cities Worldwide Call On All Governments For A Global Recovery

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.

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

The Global Covenant of Mayors welcomes the agreement reached today on the European Climate Law

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, welcomes the agreement reached today on the European Climate Law. The EU’s new binding climate neutrality and 2030 emission reduction targets are a crucial milestone in the global fight against climate change and a great signal ahead of … read more

UN-Habitat launches Call for Regional Curators for UN-Habitat and GCoM’s (virtual) Innovate4Cities conference 11-15 October 2021

UN-Habitat is co-hosting the (virtual) Innovate4Cities conference with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM).  The Innovate4Cities Conference seeks to support accessible, innovative, equitable city climate action through promoting, guiding, and sharing city-focused research and innovation, driving partnerships and implementation at the local and neighbourhood scale. We are seeking regional curator teams … read more

GCoM Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Green Recovery Event

Cities of all sizes have been hit incredibly hard by the global pandemic but are also essential economic engines for jumpstarting national economic recovery – and doing so in a sustainable and inclusive way. Even as we tackle the pressing need to restart economies laid dormant by COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of the increasingly … read more

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