COVID-19: FAQ on Reporting for GCoM Cities and Local Governments

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) fully recognizes the socioeconomic, political, and geographical impacts that COVID-19 is having on communities around the world. As cities and local governments develop sustainable recovery plans, GCoM seeks to clarify its reporting principles for cities committed to the alliance in 2020.

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Bringing together a coalition for change

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) fully recognizes the socioeconomic, political, and geographical impacts that COVID-19 is having on communities around the world. As cities and local governments develop sustainable recovery plans, GCoM seeks to clarify its reporting principles for cities committed to the alliance in 2020.

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GCoM USA at the National Conference of Regions

Elected officials and executives from the 4 GCoM USA ‘Metro-scale Climate Leaders’ joined staff from the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat and the European Union at the National Conference of Regions, hosted by the National Association of Regional Councils. The session explored the critical role that metropolitan and regional organisations can have in fostering resilience through case studies from the US and European Union (EU)

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International Conference of Sustainable Infrastructure

Facilitated an “action track” with participating engineers, city and finance experts during the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Future World Vision Leadership Summit ahead of the International Conference of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) with a goal to identify the biggest barriers to sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure and develop clear, actionable plans to bridge these gaps.

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Climate Emergency: Unlocking the Urban Opportunity Together

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 governments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Open Call Transformative Actions Program

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.

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New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

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 and could reduce emissions from cities by 90%. Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity (link) is the most comprehensive report to date to examine the critical role of national governments in achieving equitable and sustainable economic development in cities, which are home to over half the world’s population and which produce 80% of gross domestic product and three-quarters of carbon emissions. 

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Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity Report

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.

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