Why join the Global Covenant of Mayors?
The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) signatory cities and communities are leading by example. They are committed to battling the increasing threats of climate change and accelerating ambitious, measurable climate and energy initiatives that lead to an inclusive, low-emission and climate resilient future.
The actions GCoM-committed mayors and local officials take now are paving the way for a better quality of life and economic development in their communities. Your commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors signifies a commitment to not only take bold local action, but to also work side-by-side with peers around the world to share innovative solutions that enable mayors to do more, faster.
For more information, please refer to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Technical FAQ
How to join the Global Covenant of Mayors?
Any city or town in the world may commit to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – regardless of size or location. Cities or local governments wishing to formalize a commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors must submit a commitment document signed by an appropriately mandated official according to local governments procedures.
The commitment entails the following steps:
Choose the right commitment document for your country – either global or regional commitment document.
EnglishSSA Political commitment document EN.pdf
SSA Registration Form EN.doc
Explanatory Note to CoM SSA EN.pdf
FrançaisSSA Political commitment document FR.pdf
SSA Formulaire d’inscription FR.docx
Explanatory Note to CoM SSA FR.pdf
PortuguêsSSA Political commitment document PT.pdf
SSA Formulario de inscricao PT.doc
Explanatory Note to CoM SSA PT.pdf
EnglishLAC Commitment letter EN.docx
EspañolLAC Commitment letter ES.docx
PortuguêsLAC Commitment letter PT.docx
Communicate your commitment to your citizens and local media!
To support you in your communication, you will receive a toolkit from us shortly via mail.
Develop a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory
Assess climate risks and vulnerabilities of your city
Define ambitious climate mitigation targets
Create full climate action plans
- Develop a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. You can choose between one of the following reporting platforms:
Covenant of Mayors reporting platform
- Identify city-specific hazards and conduct a climate risk and vulnerability assessment.
- Define ambitious climate mitigation targets – ideally stronger than your national targets as defined in your country’s Nationally Determined Commitment (NDC).
- Create full climate action and adaptation plans, in line with the agreed timeline in your commitment document.