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GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE URBAN EUROPE AND PARTNERS LAUNCH URBAN TRANSITIONS MISSION TO ADVANCE URBAN ENVIRONMENTS’ ADOPTION OF AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS

The Mission Innovation ‘Urban Transitions’ mission will provide roadmaps for urban environments to deliver clean energy innovation GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (09 November 2021): Today, at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), the European Commission, Joint Programming … read more

Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities

Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities will be launched on November 3rd 2021 at COP26 by the Cool Coalition, UNEP, RMI, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), Mission Innovation and Clean Cooling Collaborative. The new guide offers planners an encyclopaedia of proven options to help cool cities. The guide’s 80 supporting case studies and examples demonstrate … read more

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy at COP26

Please note that the time shown is in GMT (Glasgow time)  November 1 – World Leaders Summit 11:20 GMT UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub Pavilion COP 26 Session 1 (Opening) Hybrid event at the UNFCCC Hub Pavilion; Livestreamed here. November 3 – Finance 12:30 – 13:00 GMT Beat the Heat: Cool Cities for a … read more

Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change 2021 (26-27 October)

The city of Seoul, South Korea will virtually host the “Seoul Mayor’s Forum on Climate Change 2021” and the “International Forum on Air Quality Improvement 2021” from October 26 to 29, 2021. The fora will serve as an opportunity for cities to share their policy efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution in the midst of a … read more

City Climate Finance Gap Fund completes first year of operation with support to 33 cities

Washington/ Luxembourg, 23 September 2021 – The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (the Gap Fund) has approved technical assistance for 33 cities across the developing world since its operational launch in September 2020, filling a critical gap in technical assistance funding to help cities turn their climate ambitions into finance-ready projects. Marking its one-year operational launch anniversary today, … read more

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change joins as co-sponsor for the Innovate4Cities climate change conference

The co-hosts of the upcoming international Innovate4Cities (I4C) Conference, UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), are delighted to announce the co-sponsorship of the event by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The global virtual I4C Conference covering Science and Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient, and climate-neutral cities, runs … read more

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