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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

Canadian Cities Explore Additional Measures for Achieving Low Carbon Future

New report highlights current progress, existing challenges and further opportunities for low-carbon development in Canadian cities A new research report, “Low Carbon Futures in Canada: The Role of Urban Climate Change Mitigation” released today explores Canadian cities’ commitments to urban GHG emissions reduction efforts and outlines concrete opportunities for further action, including shifting focus beyond … read more

Michael R. Bloomberg Delivers Keynote at Climate Week NYC’s Signature Event, Urges Cities, States and Regions to Take Local Climate Action

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Reveals Upcoming Partnership between Compact of Mayors and Compact of States and Regions NEW YORK—Sept. 28—Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, founder of Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City announced at Climate Week NYC today that two … read more

Ten Global Cities Present Climate Action Plans Ahead of Paris COP21

Compact of Mayors gains momentum as world’s cities show unity and ambition to drive global response on climate change New York (September 24, 2015) – Today, ten global cities, representing 58 million people and more than US$ 3 trillion GDP, from 5 continents, join first-mover Rio de Janeiro in announcing that they have met all planning … read more

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