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Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity Report

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity is a new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions,  an urban-focused initiative with 36 diverse stakeholders across five continents, that aims to support national governments’ efforts to unlock the economic and social benefits of inclusive, zero-carbon cities. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity quantifies the social, environmental, and economic benefits available to … read more
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10,000+ Cities Join Amazonian Mayors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect the Amazon Region

Largest global alliance of cities and local governments for climate leadership endorses Amazon Cities Pact September 18, 2019, Manaus, Brazil –– The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the largest global alliance for climate leadership, uniting a global coalition of over 10,000 cities and local governments, today endorse the Amazon Cities Pact which … read more
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Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance – How these mayors and ministers from around the world are fast-tracking energy tech to tackle the climate emergency.

The IPCC's 2018 Special Report warns of dramatic consequences by 2040 if global warming reaches 1.5°C. In response, citizens have made their voices louder than ever, and national governments in turn are beginning to mobilize. The constant threat of climate change, plus shifting energy needs and accelerating technological innovations, demands an unprecedented collective response at … read more
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A statement on Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s passing from GCoM, ICLEI, UCLG and C40 Cities

   Our networks and members are deeply saddened by the passing away of Mayor Park Won-soon and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the residents of Seoul. As a Global Covenant of Mayors Board Member, a C40 Vice-Chair, former ICLEI President and GexCom member, and UCLG Bureau … read more

Call to address the root causes of social and racial injustice

Call to address the root causes of social and racial injustice The global community faces a common challenge: confronting systemic and institutional inequality. The organizations gathered in the Global Taskforce stands in solidarity with all those demanding justice for marginalized people around the world and calling for racial injustice and any type of discrimination to … read more

Over 10,000 Cities Worldwide Call on all Governments for a Global Green Recovery

3 June 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world as we know it. Through it all, mayors and local officials are on the frontlines, making difficult decisions to fulfill their responsibilities to protect and provide for their communities, while looking to safeguard their cities for the future. The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), representing … read more

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City Climate Action, Insights, and Tools Survey

Significant momentum is building which places local governments at the core of the climate action movement. Implementing comprehensive climate policy to achieve ambitious emissions reductions requires cities and their staff to be equipped with the right tools. To this end, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – along with Bloomberg Associates … read more

Climate Emergency: Unlocking the Urban Opportunity Together

At the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and its alliance of partners today released Climate Emergency: Unlocking the Urban Opportunity Together, a report showcasing the collective impact of commitments across its 10,239 cities and local … read more

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity Report

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity is a new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions,  an urban-focused initiative with 36 diverse stakeholders across five continents, that aims to support national governments’ efforts to unlock the economic and social benefits of inclusive, zero-carbon cities. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity quantifies the social, environmental, and economic benefits available to … read more

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GCoM Joins Effort to Integrate Regional and Local Contributions into National Governments’ COP26 Commitments

On May 28, 2020, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) together with The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UNDP, UN Environment and UN-Habitat launched a collaborative global effort to advocate towards national governments to integrate regional and … read more

Global Climate City Challenge: 5 cities selected as climate leaders

    Madrid, 10 December 2019 Global Climate City Challenge: 5 cities selected as climate leaders At the UN Climate Change COP25, five frontrunner cities have been selected for their ambitious and potentially transformative urban climate projects that could receive technical support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to get their projects off the ground. The … read more

American Society of Civil Engineers and Global Covenant of Mayors Announce Collaboration to Advance Global Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

American Society of Civil Engineers and Global Covenant of Mayors Announce Collaboration to Advance Global Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions Engineers join forces with largest global alliance for city climate leadership to accelerate the development of future-proof infrastructure 10 December 2019, Madrid –– Today at COP25, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy jointly announced … read more

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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

Mayor Sowah, Accra, Ghana Interviewed on VOA Africa regarding climate change in Accra

VOA's Linord Moudou interviews the Mayor of Accra, Ghana, Mohammed Adjei Sowah to discuss how climate change is dealt with in Accra Video Health Report: Climate Change in Accra, Ghana Play video

How to Finance the Green Transition

Opinion Piece by Warner Hoyer In addition to reaffirming their commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, world leaders who gathered for the UN Climate Action Summit this week also discussed how the public and private sectors can work together to tackle climate change. They should focus on the role of private finance, without which there will … read more

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