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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Mayors Gather at IEA Summit to Advance an Inclusive Energy Transition

On April 26th 2024, Mayors Carolina Basualdo of Despeñaderos (Argentina) and Anne Hidalgo of Paris (France) convened at the inaugural IEA Global Summit on People-Centered Clean Energy Transitions in Paris, France.  The two mayors joined members of governments, labor organisations, businesses, community leaders, indigenous voices, youth representatives and others in discussions around some of the … read more

Business Matchmaking in Panama, Kathmandu and Beyond

“I have met with a large number of European businesses whose solutions are relevant to the issues we face,” said Alfred Mentore, Mayor of Georgetown, Guyana, at a Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) Business Matchmaking event in Panama. Mayor Mentore’s endorsement gets to the heart of the ambition of Business Matchmaking: … read more

A New Era for the European Renovation Wave: Sharing Perspectives

On Wednesday 20 March 2024, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy joined forces with C40 Cities, Covenant of Mayors – Europe and Renovate Europe campaign for a fruitful discussion on “A new era for the European Renovation Wave”. Ahead of the European elections, this event brought together mayors, deputy mayors, business associations, … read more



Illuminating the roadmap for research and innovation at the nexus of cities and climate change science, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy released its latest report, “Shared Spaces for Urban Innovation: insights and outcomes from Innovate4Cities Marketplaces” on the sides of the Cities and Regions Summit at the Sixth session of the … read more

GCoM and WGIC Unveil Geospatial Blueprint to Turbocharge City Climate Action

In a decisive move towards forging ahead with tangible climate action in cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) jointly launched today at Cities & Regions Summit of the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya, a new white … read more

Accelerating Climate Finance in Cities – A Briefing of CDP’s Global Snapshot

Investing in climate infrastructure in cities has never been more important. According to data published by CDP, the opportunity to invest in these projects is growing and urgent. Insights in CDP’s Global Snapshot, launched November 2023, highlight the infrastructure priorities of over 1,000 cities reporting their environmental data through CDP-ICLEI Track in 2023, and show … read more

Press Releases

Greater city action, greater climate impact – new research highlights opportunities for the world to tackle the climate crisis

UN-Habitat released today new research that looks at whether national climate action plans, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs), have included urban priorities as a key focus. The findings come on the back of 72 countries joining the Coalition for High Ambition Multi-Level Partnerships, or ‘CHAMP’ initiative, which was launched at COP28 in Dubai and spearheaded by … read more


Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych Appointed to the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) Board of Mayors and Leaders to Champion Local Solutions at COP28 and Beyond  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (03 December) – Today at COP28, following the Local Climate Action Summit, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – the largest global alliance … read more

Expert Group Launches Report to Help Cities, States and Regions Strengthen Credibility of Net Zero Climate Commitments

DUBAI (December 2, 2023) — Today at COP28, an Expert Group convened by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (WRI) launched the Integrity Matters for Cities, States, and Regions report outlining fit-for-purpose recommendations for local, state and regional governments to ensure the credibility, accountability … 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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