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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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UNDERSTANDING AND ADVANCING YOUTH CLIMATE INITIATIVES: LAUNCHING THE YOUTH IMPACT FRAMEWORK

UNDERSTANDING AND ADVANCING YOUTH CLIMATE INITIATIVES: STUDENT ENERGY, GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS, AND MELBOURNE CENTRE FOR CITIES, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE LAUNCH THE YOUTH IMPACT FRAMEWORK Young people play a crucial role in advancing the climate and energy movement, from advocacy for policy and behavioral change to directly implementing solutions. Despite their remarkable leadership, youth face … read more

Cities meet Cities – Expert Exchange Program: Apply Now

As part of continuing efforts to deepen technical support provided to cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) is launching a new initiative to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices among signatory cities from all regions of the alliance. Apply here if you want to learn from and share … read more

Bankable Cities’ Climate Projects: Apply Now to Get Support from GCoM

GCoM is launching an initiative to support signatory cities in six regions with the preparation of bankable climate projects to access financing. What is this new call about? This new initiative from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) will provide technical support to GCoM signatory cities in the pre-feasibility stages of … 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

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MAYORS OF YOKOHAMA, DESPEÑADEROS, AND MENJEZ JOIN BOARD OF THE GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY

The largest global alliance for city climate leadership welcomes Mayor Takeharu Yamanaka, Mayor Carolina Basualdo, and Mayor Georges Youssef to its Board of Mayors and Leaders Brussels, Belgium (18 April 2023) – Today, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – the largest global alliance for city climate leadership – welcomed three … read more

C40 mayors and EU leaders meet to address energy and climate crises

Milan, Rome, Oslo lead the mayoral delegation to Brussels. Mayors call on EU and national governments to steer more recovery and resilience funds directly to cities to accelerate home insulation, starting with 6 million social and low incomes homes per year. Cities play an essential role in delivering on REPowerEU and European Green Deal Industrial … read more

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

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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