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COP 23: GCoM Reports the Collective Impact of Committed Cities and Announces a New GHG Emissions Inventory Standard for Cities and Local Governments

At COP23, Global Covenant of Mayors Raises the Level of Ambition at the Subnational Level and Local Leaders Showcase their Commitment to Accelerating Global Progress on Climate Change Bonn, Germany, 12 November 2017 – Today, during the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for … read more

Co-Chairs Bloomberg and Šefčovič announce Global Covenant of Mayors leadership

Current and Former Executive Secretaries of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa and Christiana Figueres, along with global mayors, will work to steer course of the largest city-led coalition of local leaders committed to climate action Mexico City, December 1, 2016 – Today, during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate … read more

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Announces its Global Impact

At COP22, Local Leaders Showcase their Commitment to Accelerating Global Progress on Climate Change Report Demonstrates that Cities Must be At the Forefront of Global Climate Investments Marrakech, November 14, 2016 – Today, during the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, local leaders from 7,100 … read more

The Compact of Mayors, Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities sign MOU

COMPACT OF MAYORS, ALLIANCE OF PEAKING PIONEER CITIES ANNOUNCE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AT U.S.-CHINA CITIES SUMMIT Agreement signals cooperation, strengthening of global cities effort to combat climate change BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 7, 2016—Today, the Compact of Mayors and the Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities (APPC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Second China-U.S. … read more

Michael R. Bloomberg and European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici Announce Historic Partnership Between the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors

Partnership Brings Together Coalitions Dedicated to Building on Local City Climate Action and Highlights the Significance of City Level Commitments During Climate Summit for Local Leaders PARIS, FRANCE, DECEMBER 4, 2015— Today, during COP21 and in conjunction with the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, founder … read more

Cities and Nations Must Align Policies to Achieve a Low-Carbon Future

A new research report, “What cities do best: piecing together an efficient global climate governance,” released today explores how city actions to combat climate change will be enhanced and expedited with support from national governments. The report notes that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in urban areas will require concerted actions at all levels of … read more

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