GLOBAL COVENANT OF MAYORS
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
is an international alliance of cities and local governments
with a shared long-term vision of promoting and
supporting voluntary action to combat climate change
and move to an inclusive, just, low emission,
Learn how your city can participate in the
Global Covenant of Mayors.
What is the Global Covenant of Mayors?
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) is a global alliance of cities and local governments committed to fighting climate change, strengthening their communities, developing their economies, and creating a sustainable future for all. Over 7,500 cities and local governments – representing nearly 10% of the global population – have committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors and the collective fight against climate change. Overall, the potential of these commitments, representing a population of over 681 million people, are equivalent to reducing nearly 1.3 billion tons of CO2e emissions per year in 2030.
Local Governments are Key Contributors:
The Global Covenant of Mayors works to organise and mobilise cities and local governments to be active contributors to a global climate solution.
City Networks as Critical Partners:
Local, regional and global city networks are core partners, serving as the primary support for participating cities and local governments.
A Robust Solution Agenda:
Focusing on those sectors where cities have the greatest impact, the Global Covenant of Mayors supports ambitious, locally relevant solutions, captured through strategic action plans that are registered, implemented and monitored and publicly available.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fostering Local Climate Resilience:
The Global Covenant of Mayors emphasizes the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as increased access to clean and affordable energy.
Sign up & Join Us
Any city or town may commit to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – regardless of size or location. Cities or local governments wishing to formalise a commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors must submit a commitment text signed by an appropriate mandated official.Download the commitment text here
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