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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
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Understanding Data and Tools to Accelerate City Climate Action: A Decision-Making and Tools Project White Paper

Data and tools play a key role in supporting and accelerating climate action at the local level, where city leaders face complex interdisciplinary decisions, multiple priorities, and engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders. At the same time, the landscape of climate action support tools can be difficult to navigate- especially for cities with capacity … read more

Asia Pacific Cities Race to COP26 – 8th July 2021

This event will serve as the official launch of the Cities Race to Resilience. The Cities Race to Resilience is the official track for cities to join the UNFCCC Climate Champions Race to Resilience campaign which launched in January 2021. The Cities Race to Resilience has been brought together by several city networks and organisations … read more

The Global Covenant of Mayors welcomes the agreement reached today on the European Climate Law

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, welcomes the agreement reached today on the European Climate Law. The EU’s new binding climate neutrality and 2030 emission reduction targets are a crucial milestone in the global fight against climate change and a great signal ahead of … read more

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Understanding Data and Tools to Accelerate City Climate Action: A Decision-Making and Tools Project White Paper

Data and tools play a key role in supporting and accelerating climate action at the local level, where city leaders face complex interdisciplinary decisions, multiple priorities, and engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders. At the same time, the landscape of climate action support tools can be difficult to navigate- especially for cities with capacity … 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

Press Releases

‘Cities Race to Resilience’ Campaign Launched to Mobilize Action Ahead of COP26  

UN-backed global campaign will elevate city leadership to improve urban climate resilience in frontline communities  Brussels, Belgium (8 July 2021) – Cities Race to Resilience is a global campaign to mobilize action on climate resilience ahead of COP26. The campaign calls attention to the urgent need to build global climate resilience in a way that … read more

Mayor of Makati, Abigail Binay, Joins the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Brussels, Belgium (JULY 1,2021) – Today, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) announced the appointment of Mayor Abigail Binay of Makati, Philippines to its Board of mayors and leaders. As mayor of Makati, Mayor Binay will represent Southeast Asia on the GCoM Mayoral Board. The Global Covenant of Mayors leads the … read more

Lord Mayor of Hobart, Anna Reynolds, and Mayor of Colombo, Rosy Senanayake, Join the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors

Brussels, Belgium (14 December 2020) – Today, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) announced two new appointments to its Board of mayors and leaders: Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds of Hobart, Australia will represent Oceania, and Mayor Rosy Senanayake of Colombo, Sri Lanka will represent South Asia. The Global Covenant Board leads … 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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