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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

City Climate Finance Gap Fund approves support for six cities

Free technical assistance for the preparation of early-stage climate action projects Energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, waste management and water projects The Gap Fund is supporting cities in developing and emerging economies The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) announced today the second round of cities that will receive free technical assistance to … read more

Africa Climate Week: 26-29 July 2021, hosted by the Government of Uganda

The Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2021 is accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building back opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature. The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate … read more

A game-changer tool to fast-track climate action in African cities

Via CoM-SSA The Proxy Data Tool allows local governments to develop a Greenhouse Gas inventory in just a few hours and without the extensive data collection exercise, capacity and resources usually required. It will help bridge the data gap evident across Sub-Saharan Africa. During the early stages of the Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action … read more

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

UN-Habitat launches Call for Regional Curators for UN-Habitat and GCoM’s (virtual) Innovate4Cities conference 11-15 October 2021

The submission deadline for Call for Regional Curators in support of the Innovate4Cities conference has been extended to 28th May 2021. If you are a local government, research institutions or a city innovator and would like to support accessible, innovative, and equitable city climate action, apply here. UN-Habitat is co-hosting the (virtual) Innovate4Cities conference with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate … read more

GCoM Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Green Recovery Event

Cities of all sizes have been hit incredibly hard by the global pandemic but are also essential economic engines for jumpstarting national economic recovery – and doing so in a sustainable and inclusive way. Even as we tackle the pressing need to restart economies laid dormant by COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of the increasingly … read more

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