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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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Race To Zero Dialogues: A Summary of Cities and Regions Day

On November 18, 2020, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), together with its partners, organized Cities and Regions Day as part of the Race to Zero Dialogues. The Cities and Regions Day brought together 18 different partners who convened conversations with leading voices in the climate and urban development space, structured … read more

Race to Zero Dialogues Cities & Regions Day – Stronger Together: The Role of Multi-Level Collaboration in Driving Climate Action

                 Stronger Together: The Role of Multi-Level Collaboration in Driving Climate Action This session will highlight how multi-stakeholder alliances are driving collaboration and commitment to both an immediate green recovery and long-term climate action. Leaders from Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and Latin America will also discuss how subnational … read more

Cities are the hub of the global green recovery

By Jorge MUÑOZ WELLS This blog is part of a special series on cities and climate change. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed sobering impacts on the world’s cities.  Today we live … 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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Campaign to mobilise 1,000 cities for a green and just recovery to address global climate emergency

1,000 cities will be recruited to participate in a global movement to address catastrophic climate emergency London, UK (09 November 2020) — Today, C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and CDP announced a campaign to recruit as many as 1,000 cities around the world to deliver inclusive climate action, … read more

City Climate Finance Gap Fund Launches to Support Climate-smart Urban Development

  NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 23, 2020) – Today, the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (“The Gap Fund”) was launched jointly by ministers and directors of the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg together with the World Bank, European Investment Bank, and Global Covenant of Mayors. It paves the way for low-carbon, resilient, and livable … read more

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

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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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