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Global Climate City Challenge supports climate action projects around the world

Global Climate City Challenge supports climate action projects around the world May 23, 2019 145 project applications received with total investment opportunities of over 5 billion euro First 20 shortlisted cities have investment potential of 1.4 billion euro Project proposals range from e-mobility, waste to energy, urban greening, resilience and climate adaptation measures First round … read more

Statement by Mayor of Accra, Adjei Sowah, regarding climate leadership role with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Statement for Announcing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board Members STATEMENT BY MAYOR OF ACCRA, MOHAMMED ADJEI SOWAH, REGARDING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY As board member, Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah will continue to make major strides in the fight against climate change … read more

African Development Bank hosts first-ever pan-African dialogue on achieving climate change goals for adaptation and mitigation

  African Development Bank hosts first-ever pan-African dialogue on achieving climate change goals for adaptation and mitigation ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire 15 May, 2019 – While Africa enjoys unprecedented economic development and strong demographic and urban growth, large parts of the continent are also highly vulnerable and already face the dramatic consequences of climate change. Local … read more

Global Covenant of Mayors Appoints Gregor Robertson as Global Ambassador

Global Covenant of Mayors Appoints Gregor Robertson as Global Ambassador Former Vancouver Mayor Will Drive Global City Innovation and Investment Agenda in the Fight Against Climate Crisis May 6, 2019––The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy today announces that former Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson has been appointed as Ambassador with a mandate … read more

New report summarizes what the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report means for Cities

The science is clear: we have to act now to prevent catastrophic climate change…and cities offer a unique opportunity to limit global temperature rise. These are some of the key findings of the Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C, launched at the COP24 climate negotiations in Poland.

Innovate4Cities: A Cities-Driven Research and Innovation Agenda and Partnership with Google to Empower Cities Tackling Climate Change

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy announced today a new partnership with Google and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The partnership channels Google’s proprietary data and technological capabilities through GCoM’s global network of cities and city networks together with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ leadership on cities and climate change to drive global action at the local level. These efforts will provide cities with critical information about their environmental data and develop new tools that will empower cities to access new city-level climate data, yield significant cost and time savings, and drive ambition to meet the Paris Agreement.

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