Press Releases

GCoM Joins Effort to Integrate Regional and Local Contributions into National Governments’ COP26 Commitments

On May 28, 2020, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) together with The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UNDP, UN Environment launched a collaborative global effort to advocate towards national governments to integrate regional and local emissions … read more

Global Climate City Challenge: 5 cities selected as climate leaders

    Madrid, 10 December 2019 Global Climate City Challenge: 5 cities selected as climate leaders At the UN Climate Change COP25, five frontrunner cities have been selected for their ambitious and potentially transformative urban climate projects that could receive technical support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to get their projects off the ground. The … read more

American Society of Civil Engineers and Global Covenant of Mayors Announce Collaboration to Advance Global Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

American Society of Civil Engineers and Global Covenant of Mayors Announce Collaboration to Advance Global Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions Engineers join forces with largest global alliance for city climate leadership to accelerate the development of future-proof infrastructure 10 December 2019, Madrid –– Today at COP25, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy jointly announced … read more

European Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans named Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

European Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans named Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy World’s largest alliance of more than 10,000 cities will continue work to tackle the climate crisis with support of European Commission and Bloomberg Philanthropies 10 December 2019, Madrid –– Today at COP25, … read more

Media Advisory: GCoM to host a press announcement with Co-Chair Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans on the next phase of the GCoM (10/12 in Madrid at 11:30 am CET)

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) to host a press announcement with GCoM Co-Chair Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans on the next phase of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy on Tuesday, December 10 in Madrid at 11:30 … read more

10,000+ cities rally to show that Paris targets can be met: New report from Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy finds a 60% surge in annual potential emissions reduction across cities and local governments

10,000+ cities rally to show that Paris targets can be met: New report from Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy finds a 60% surge in annual potential emissions reduction across cities and local governments 9 December 2019, Madrid –– Today, at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on … read more

The City Climate Gap Fund

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund Multi-stakeholder initiative has potential to unlock EUR 4BN in financing climate action in cities 22 September 2019, New York –– The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, together with the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg, today announced the launch of … read more

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