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The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a follow-up to the Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments published in November 2021, which recommended key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments. This second edition of the Playbook … read more
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GCoM at COP27: Energizing City Climate Action

That's a wrap on COP27! Thank you for joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), our mayors and partners for an amazing lineup of events focused on local climate solutions, innovation, finance, data and promoting a just transition. In the course of the two weeks, we were able to bring together … read more

Energizing City Climate Action: GCoM 2022 Impact Report Launched at COP27

On the 17th of November 2022, at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) released its 2022 Impact (Aggregation) Report entitled Energizing City Climate Action. The GCoM flagship report highlights the climate leadership of over 12,500 … read more

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a follow-up to the Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments published in November 2021, which recommended key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments. This second edition of the Playbook … read more

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The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition

The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a follow-up to the Multilevel Climate Action Playbook for Local and Regional Governments published in November 2021, which recommended key elements of an enabling environment that can weave climate ambition and action of local and regional governments into Party policy developments. This second edition of the Playbook … read more

Launch of the City Research and Innovation Agenda (Innovate4Cities)

Inspired by the 2018 Edmonton Declaration - and galvanized by the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference - the City Research and Innovation Agenda seeks to fill local-level knowledge, information, and technology gaps at every stage of the city climate action journey. Sourced directly from local policymakers, city leaders, and practitioners, it highlights today’s critical urban climate needs, … read more

Launch of the Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA)

The Findings from Innovate4Cities 2021 and Update to the Global Research and Action Agenda details the research, policy, public discussions, recommendations and research gaps as the Global Research and Action Agenda for Cities and Climate Change Science (GRAA), drawing on hundreds of presentations and discussions at the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference under key topical and cross-cutting … read more

Press Releases

CITIES JOIN URBAN TRANSITIONS MISSION TO PIONEER THE PATHWAY TO NET-ZERO

48 cities from 24 countries announced at COP27 will progressively engage with the Urban Transitions Mission beginning in 2023 SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT (14 November 2022) — Today at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) together … read more

MAYOR YAWO WINNY DOGBATSE OF KLOTO I, TOGO JOINS THE BOARD OF THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (14 November, 2022) – Today at COP27, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) announced the appointment of Mayor Yawo Winny Dogbatse of Kloto I, Togo to its Board of mayors and leaders. Mayor Dogbatse will replace outgoing Board Member and former mayor of Accra, Ghana, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, as … read more

Launch of New Series of Scientific Reports to Inform & Increase Urban Climate Action

Sharm El-Sheikh (November 11, 2022) – Today, the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) launched a three-volume series of scientific reports to distill the most relevant climate science for urban actors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Reports (AR6). As a result of a year-long process of co-creation, the SUP reports capture the … read more

GCoM in the news

Racing Toward a Climate Neutral Europe

FAQ on Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, and new Covenant Europe commitments Cities Race to Zero and Covenant of Mayors - Europe: A Quick Guide for European Cities Interview with Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI Europe Coordinator, Climate Policy and Energy Governance

Cities May Be Our Greatest Hope in the Face of Climate Change and the Pandemic

BY ANNE HIDALGO AND WILLIAM PEDUTO Anne Hidalgo is the mayor of Paris, France and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, the world’s largest global alliance for city climate leadership. William Peduto is the mayor of Pittsburgh, Penn., and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors … read more

Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

A tool Google offered in the US to help cities measure pollution and emissions levels is now available in Europe. It compiles transport and building data from Google Maps with publicly available information about emissions Google will initially offer the tool to Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Coventry, Dublin and Copenhagen. It plans to add more … read more

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