Research

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments

Critical to achieving the credible, just, and ambitious commitments required to avoid a climate catastrophe is effective multilevel governance and coordination: collaboration, communication, and engagement among all levels of government in a process led by Parties. The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments recommends key elements of an enabling environment that can … read more

Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities

Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities will be launched on November 3rd 2021 at COP26 by the Cool Coalition, UNEP, RMI, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), Mission Innovation and Clean Cooling Collaborative. The new guide offers planners an encyclopaedia of proven options to help cool cities. The guide’s 80 supporting case studies and examples demonstrate … read more

REGIONAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR CITY CLIMATE ACTION – GLOBAL SYNTHESIS REPORT

This report, presented to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, summarises and compares findings on city climate action, research, and innovation priorities and activities across 10 regions spanning the globe. The Connected Cities Lab, in collaboration with Ironbark Sustainability, developed a database of city actions from 98 climate change mitigation and adaptation … read more

Seizing the Urban Opportunity Report

How national governments can recover from COVID-19, secure shared prosperity, and tackle the climate crisis through cities. National governments can spur COVID-19 recovery, achieve shared prosperity and drive climate action through national policies and targeted investments to decarbonise cities and make them more resilient. This report shows the power of urban transformation and the many … read more

City Climate Action, Insights, and Tools Survey

Significant momentum is building which places local governments at the core of the climate action movement. Implementing comprehensive climate policy to achieve ambitious emissions reductions requires cities and their staff to be equipped with the right tools. To this end, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – along with Bloomberg Associates … read more

Climate Emergency: Unlocking the Urban Opportunity Together

At the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and its alliance of partners today released Climate Emergency: Unlocking the Urban Opportunity Together, a report showcasing the collective impact of commitments across its 10,239 cities and local … read more
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