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Interview with Mayor Rodas, Quito, Ecuador, on Urban Finance

Cities such as Quito have already proven to be central to the fight against climate change, as local governments across the world are increasingly mandating the construction of zero-emission and resilient infrastructures, from buildings to transport and public spaces, that facilitate environmental and health sustainability co-benefits. However, they are often limited by a lack of access to the required resources.

Christiana Figueres on Green Finance

To bend the curve of emission by 2020, we – individuals, companies, investors, and local and regional governments – can and must all raise our ambition in tandem with our nation states, who will come back to the table to strengthen their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement before 2020.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy input to Talanoa Dialogue

Cities and local governments are essential to turn climate action pledges into concrete action, supporting the implementation and accelerating the ambition of NDCs, to ensure the goals of the Paris Agreement are met. GCoM and partners will create an enabling environment for Talanoa Dialogues around events worldwide and explore ways to foster multilevel governance and … read more

Edmonton Declaration

The Edmonton Declaration is a bold call-to-action for cities of all sizes to seriously consider the role of scientific research and data in building ambitious climate action plans and prioritize science-based decision-making that reinforces the targets in the Paris Agreement

Raising Global Climate Ambition Report

The Global Covenant of Mayors highlights the collective potential of over 7400 cities and local governments making voluntary commitments to take significant action. Learn more about the aggregate impact of GCoM cities through its new report.  

Bloomberg, Šefčovič and Figueres discuss how cities can lead on climate change

Global Covenant of Mayors Co-Chairs Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic highlighted the important role that cities will have to play in delivering the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. Speaking at the Sustainable Energy for All event in New York, Bloomberg, Sefcovic and Vice Chair Christiana Figueres said that cities … read more

Mike Bloomberg Addresses 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk

January 27, 2016 Today, Mike Bloomberg addressed the 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mary Shapiro, former Chairperson of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. His remarks focused on the importance of cities in the fight against climate change. During his address, Bloomberg spoke about his work with … read more

Compact of Mayors and Partners React to the COP21 Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement marked the opening of an ambitious and historic pathway for addressing the negative impacts of climate change and it is already serving to empower those on the front lines of the fight. Mayors are already supporting national governments by taking bold action in their communities and tracking their progress transparently through the … read more

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