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 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 for Announcing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Board Members STATEMENT BY MAYOR OF HEIDELBERG, ECKART WÜRZNER, REGARDING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY Mayor Eckart Würzner will join the Board and support the actions of the alliance and its over 9,200+ signatories to … read more
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 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 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
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.
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.