What is the Global Covenant of Mayors?

Le 22 juin 2016, le Pacte des maires et la Convention des maires ont annoncé leur fusion pour créer une nouvelle initiative : la Convention mondiale des maires pour le climat et l’énergie.

The Global Covenant of Mayors is a historic and ambitious initiative by cities worldwide to address climate challenges. It is the largest global alliance for climate leadership, representing more than 600 million inhabitants.

[ra_icon_box template=”boxed-alt3″ heading_size=”icon-box-heading-md” heading_weight=”weight-semibold” i_type=”linea” title=”Les administrations locales sont des contributeurs importants” i_icon_linea=”icon-basic_world” content_color=”#3c3b3b” title_size=”1.4em”]The Global Covenant of Mayors mobilizes cities and local administrations, assisting them in their planning so that they can actively contribute to finding a global solution to the climate crisis.[/ra_icon_box]

[ra_icon_box template=”boxed-alt3″ heading_size=”icon-box-heading-md” heading_weight=”weight-semibold” i_type=”linea” title=”Les réseaux de villes sont des partenariats essentiels” i_icon_linea=”icon-basic_world” content_color=”#3c3b3b” title_size=”1.4em”] Local, regional, and international city networks are essential partnerships and serve as the primary support for participating cities and local administrations [/ra_icon_box]

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More and more cities and local governments across the globe are taking action, making a powerful contribution to meeting the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy was formed in June 2016 when the world’s two largest initiatives focused on municipal-led climate action — the Compact of Mayors and the EU Covenant of Mayors — merged to form one united initiative working towards a resilient and low-emission society. Since then, “regional covenants” have taken shape in different parts of the world to provide context-specific support to local governments that wish to join this rapidly expanding global network of 10,000+ cities that are committed to voluntary climate action. Learn more on the history of the Global Covenant of Mayors and its global partners here.

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The Global Covenant of Mayors in Canada is a collaboration between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, ICLEI Canada, the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat, and the International Urban Cooperation Project supported by funding from the European Union. The initiative combines two leading domestic climate programs, the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program and Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities (BARC), with the leading global climate program. Together we can further advance Canadian local climate action by adding value, opportunities, and streamlined support for members.