Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Call to Preview New Research: National Governments Can Capture Major Economic Benefits by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

Featuring: Christiana Figueres; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Minister Svenja Schulze and Lord Nicholas Stern On September 17, 2019 at 10:00 EDT (16:00 CEST), the Coalition for Urban Transitions will host an embargoed press call to preview its new report, which finds significant economic, social and environmental benefits for national governments that take a lead … read more

Collaboration to Accelerate Climate Action by Bringing Cities and National Governments Together on Research and Innovation Agenda

  Mission Innovation and Global Covenant of Mayors Enter into Formal Collaboration Collaboration to Accelerate Climate Action by Bringing Cities and National Governments Together on Research and Innovation Agenda May 28, 2019, Vancouver –– Mission Innovation and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy today announced their commitment to strengthen collaboration and build deeper … read more

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

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