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.
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
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
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
“We are able to solve our greatest challenges when we find the will to work together.” Standing before hundreds of cities gathered at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, Leonardo DiCaprio’s message rang loud and clear — that it is up to the collective action of mayors to change the course of history and act … read more
September 14 — In support of cities meeting their Compact of Mayors’ commitments to local climate action and thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, starting today the community-scale Inventory Module of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability‘s ClearPath is open to any US city, county, or regional government for free through the end of … read more
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg airs his hopes for the cities of tomorrow 27 March 2015 – Seeing the future does not require a crystal ball — just an understanding of cities. The world is moving from agrarian to urban at a startling pace. In 1900, two out of 10 of the world’s population lived … read more
This article was written by Joby Warrick. It originally appeared on The Washington Post. 23 April 2015 – Acknowledging that governments may not be moving fast enough to avert a climate disaster, Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pushing for a bigger role for cities, universities and other institutions in achieving rapid cuts in greenhouse-gas … read more