Global Covenant of Mayors
for Climate & Energy

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

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INTEGRITY MATTERS FOR CITIES, STATES, AND REGIONS

The Integrity Matters for Cities, States, and Regions report, created by a dedicated Expert Group convened by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, serves as a follow-up to the flagship HLEG Integrity Matters report launched last year at COP27. It outlines recommendations for subnational governments to ensure the credibility, accountability, and transparency of their net zero commitments while acknowledging their varied capacities and characteristics.

THE MULTILEVEL CLIMATE ACTION GUIDE FOR DECISION MAKERS

Following the launch of the Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships (CHAMP) at the Local Climate Action Summit at COP28 in Dubai, building on the latest insights and good practices from the Global Covenant of Mayors alliance, and developed in partnership with WRI Ross Center for Cities (WRI), the Multilevel Climate Action Guide for Decision-makers highlights three recommendations that can catalyze governance and action across levels of government

innovate4cities – city research and innovation agenda priorities

Innovate4Cities is the GCoM city-focused research and innovation initiative. Building on the GRAA, Innovate4Cities identifies and tackles the data, information, and technology gaps that cities have prioritized and – if addressed – would drive science-based, replicable, and sustainable action at the speed and scale the world needs and cities demand. Visit our interactive page and rotate the wheel to select a theme/topic to learn more, and share your resources in the marketplace.

GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS AND ARUP RELEASE NEW REPORT, “UNLOCKING URBAN ENERGY ACCESS AND POVERTY”

Lacking access to affordable and reliable energy is a clear indication of deprivation in the daily lives of urban residents. Local governments are well aware of the urgency and benefits associated with tackling energy access and poverty. However, they frequently encounter significant and complex barriers that limit their ability to implement interventions or explore innovative solutions. To help local governments ensure access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all, GCoM and ARUP released the highly anticipated Unlocking Urban Energy Access and Poverty research and summary reports.

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 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 12,500 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

Unlocking Urban Energy Access and Poverty: A New Toolkit for Local Governments

Around 685 million people lacked access to electricity in 2022, according to The Energy Progress Report - and a further 2 billion people were still unable to cook cleanly and safely. Cities and local governments recognize the urgency and benefits of addressing energy access and poverty (EAP) but often face significant barriers. Responding to this … read more

GCoM-Gap Fund Partnership at the ICLEI World Congress 2024: Supporting Cities in Accessing Climate Finance

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) partnership team will be actively participating in the ICLEI World Congress 2024 (ICLEI WC) in São Paulo from June 18-21. This year, the ICLEI WC will be centred on the challenges of transforming commitments into action, … read more

Study suggests countries can better tackle climate change by working with cities; Former Vancouver Mayor to spearhead global collaboration efforts

New report highlights the untapped potential of cities in helping achieve Paris Agreement goals; greater emphasis on urban priorities in national plans urgently needed as countries update climate commitments before COP30. Low and middle income countries make up the bulk of NDCs with comprehensive urban priorities while high income and/or highly urbanized countries tend to … read more

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