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 […]
In the lead up to COP25, the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Chile, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, World Resources Institute (WRI), and GCoM hosted a reception with energy and climate experts.
The TAP is proud to present opportunities for local governments on behalf of TAP partners. Whether they are funding opportunities or chances to build technical capacity, the call is open to submission from local governments around the world.
A new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions, supported by 50 leading institutions, shows that national governments that invest in low-carbon cities can enhance economic prosperity, make cities better places to live and rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The report finds that implementing low-carbon measures in cities would be worth almost US$24 trillion by 2050 […]
The Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science is now published, in time for the 2019 Climate Action Summit. It is the primary outcome of the Cities and Climate Science Conference that was held in March 2018 in Edmonton, Canada, and was reported to the 48th IPCC Plenary session in October […]
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.
Accounting for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, cities play a key role in successfully combating climate change. Thus, climate action of cities as part of the development and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is explicitly recognized in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
A new article in The New York Times presents “how these mayors and ministers from around the world are fast-tracking energy tech to tackle the climate emergency.”
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) USA Helpdesk provides administrative, logistical, and technical support to signatory cities, as well as those cities interested in joining the initiative and other stakeholders. Running through February 2020, the Helpdesk will provide a series of webinars to inform and support U.S. cities, counties, and regional […]
Metropolitan Washington has received global recognition as one of four regions in the United States leading the way on mitigating climate change.