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Increasing support for resilient, low-carbon urban development

The governments of Germany and Luxembourg announced new funding of €50 million for the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (the Gap Fund), a multi-donor fund implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) together with partners. These resources will go to develop low-carbon and climate-resilient urban investments, and will nearly double the Gap Fund’s capitalisation — … read more

Two Calls for Contributions to Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy on City Led Research and Innovation for Action on Climate Change

The Journal for City Climate Policy and Economy (JCCPE) in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) invites manuscripts from city policy makers, practitioner and academics for two special issues on City Led Research and Innovation for Climate Action, to be published in August 2024 and August 2025. The first … read more

Integrity Matters for Cities, States, and Regions set to launch at COP28

Following a hybrid meeting on the sides of New York City Climate Week, a dedicated expert group convened by the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced the forthcoming launch of the Integrity Matters for Cities, States, and Regions report in December 2023 at this year’s UN Climate Conference … read more

Increasing Support to Low-Carbon, Resilient Urban Development

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2023—Today, the governments of Germany and Luxembourg announced new funding of EUR 50 million for the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund), a multi-donor fund, implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank with partners. These resources will support the development of low-carbon and climate-resilient urban investments and … read more

European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič and UN Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg Co-Chair Board Meeting of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

New York, NY (19 September 2023) – Today on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly, European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič and  UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies Michael R. Bloomberg co-chaired a board meeting … read more

COP28 President-Designate Sultan Al Jaber and UN Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg Announce First COP-Hosted Local Climate Action Summit to Deliver Climate Progress at All Government Levels

Convening hundreds of mayors, governors, and subnational leaders alongside heads of state, Summit at COP28 in Dubai will recognize the critical role of local leaders in the COP process eight years after local leaders convened on the sidelines of COP21 to turbocharge climate ambition  Xie Zhenhua, Special Envoy for Climate Change of the People’s Republic … read more

Financing Pacific Cities Climate Battle

Flooding, cyclones and other extreme weather events caused by climate change are creating peril in Pacific cities. Not only do these extreme conditions create new issues for inhabitants, but they also exacerbate existing infrastructural issues such as traffic and waste management. To bolster local preparation for worsening conditions, a number of cities met this week … read more

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