The Founders Council is made up of founding partners to both the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors, including C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UN Habitat, European Commission, European Union Committee of the Regions, Climate Alliance, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) , Eurocities, Energy Cities and European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment (FEDARENE).

The Founders Council with its subsidiary technical working groups, will ensure that the Global Covenant of Mayors continues to serve, and be supported by, this important constituency and, above all, the cities and local authorities they represent worldwide.