The Global Covenant of Mayors in the Americas Shines at OpenHouse 2024

The Global Covenant of Mayors in the Americas Shines at OpenHouse 2024   February 28, 2024, Brussels (Belgium) – The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) in the Americas made a significant impact at the 2024 GCoM OpenHouse, held in Brussels. This annual event, organized by the GCoM Global Secretariat, is a…

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GCoM in Action: 121 climate recognition badges attributed to cities in the US

Brasília, April 19, 2023 — Cities and local governments worldwide are taking bold steps to address climate change and promote sustainable development. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy initiative is playing a critical role in supporting and amplifying these efforts. This year, in the US, the Covenant medal system has recognized 56…

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GHG Inventories – Balancing Accuracy with Practicality

On July 28th, the Global Covenant of Mayors USA, along with ICLEI USA, held the webinar “GHG Inventories – Balancing Accuracy with Practicality”. The webinar was chaired by Calyn Hart of ICLEI USA, and counted on the participation of Michael Tavendale from Google EIE and city of Nashville representatives Michelle Hamman and Laurel Creech.The webinar…

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Cities towards net-zero: Accelerating ambitious climate action in small –  medium-sized committed municipalities

On June 29th, the Global Covenant of Mayors in the Americas held an event to identify solutions and accelerate local climate actions at the World Urban Forum 11, in Katowice, Poland.  The session “Intermediary cities towards net-zero: Accelerating ambitious climate action in small; medium-sized municipalities committed” provided a space for dialogue between cities in the…

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City Solutions Profile: Expanding Electric Vehicles Infrastructure in Orlando, FL

Orlandoans travel an average of 34 miles per person per day, and more than 89 percent of these miles are from single-occupancy vehicle travel. Freight also represents a significant source of transportation-related emissions. Orlando’s goals focus on both a modality shift from personal vehicles to active modes and public transit, as well as emissions reductions…

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GCoM signatories Chicago Region and Kansas City Region awarded for excellence in climate change planning and sustainability

On May 3, the American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division (APA SCD) announced the winners of the ninth annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability. The awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. The metropolitan regions of Kansas City and Chicago, which are committed to the Global…

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