The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board provides strategic direction for the newly established initiative. Ten mayors or local government officials have been appointed to the Board, ensuring that the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is truly led by mayors.
Ten mayors or local government officials have been appointed to the Board to be representative of the global city networks and provide regionally specific perspectives – ensuring that the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is truly led by mayors. This will ensure that a bottom-up/city-led approach is embedded in the governance system of the initiative.
European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and former New York Mayor and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change (Climate Action) Michael Bloomberg co-chair the Board. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, serves as Vice-Chair. Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, joins the Board as an Advisor and Observer.