GCoM in Action: 76 climate recognition badges attributed to cities in Canada

GCoM in Action: 76 climate recognition badges attributed to cities in Canada 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.…

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The Global Covenant of Mayors launches the Energy Access and Poverty Pillar of the Common Reporting Framework

The Global Covenant of Mayors launches the Energy Access and Poverty Pillar of the Common Reporting Framework Cities and local governments are once again on the frontlines: faced with diverse and compounding human needs, rising costs of living, and energy systems that are struggling to keep pace with development. Due to conflict and decades of…

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

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…

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Cities from across Canada have received recognition from the Global Covenant for Climate and Energy (GCoM) for making concrete progress on their climate commitments.

Canada has 59 cities committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors in the Americas (GCoM), an initiative that throughout the western hemisphere, is funded by the European Union. This year, 12 Canadian cities received at least one GCoM badge, recognizing their progress in actions to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Data reported by these…

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GCoM Cities Edmonton and Toronto awarded for climate actions

GCoM Cities Edmonton and Toronto awarded for climate actions 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 cities of Edmonton and…

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The new free online EU Academy course “Global Covenant of Mayors – Cities taking action against climate change” is now available!

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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Local governments and GCoM experts share their perspectives on the challenges, solutions, and ways of accelerating climate action in the Americas during COP26

Today (11/11/21), we promoted an important meeting amongst cities of the Americas at COP26. During the event, organized in partnership with ICLEI and WWFCities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Americas brought local authorities and specialists to dialogue on challenges, solutions, and ways to accelerate climate action in the region. The…

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