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THE LARGEST GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP IN CITIES

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is a global alliance of cities and local governments voluntarily committed to fight against climate change, reducing its inevitable impacts and facilitating access to a sustainable and affordable energy for all.

“Local governments are the first to face and suffer the impact of climate change affecting our communities. That’s why I believe it’s important to have the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), the largest alliance of local governments in the world working for climate action. It allows municipalities and local governments, whether large or small, to have a voice and share our experience with the world.”

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) empowers mayors, enabling them to share their voice and ideas internationally and actively contribute to the global dialogue on climate change.

Around the world we are already more than 13,000 cities united in our commitment to the fight against climate change. Join the force for change, where global leaders connect, collaborate, and amplify their influence in the worldwide movement towards a sustainable future.

LATIN AMERICAN MAYORS,

A CLIMATE FORCE

Empowering Latin American Mayors for Climate Action

  • Showcasing Leadership: Elevate local leaders by providing platforms to showcase their commitment to climate action.
  • Coordinated Collaboration: Foster synergy among stakeholders, from local governments to global GCoM Secretariats, EU Delegations, and international institutions.
  • Actionable Plans: Assist in developing and implementing Local Climate Action Plans, addressing both Mitigation and Adaptation strategies.
  • Financial Access: Identify financing options, connecting local governments with resources for effective climate project implementation.
  • Practical Support: Provide hands-on assistance through a dedicated helpdesk for immediate guidance.
  • Innovative Networking: Facilitate collaboration through events, city twinning, webinars, and online discussions.
  • Guidance Materials: Equip local governments with tools and materials on financing and implementing energy and climate projects.
  • Knowledge Repository: Offer quick access to best practices and lessons learned through inspiring case studies.
  • Flexible Framework: Provide a customizable reference framework adaptable to local needs.
  • Peer Exchange: Facilitate self-assessment and peer-to-peer exchanges using common reporting and monitoring templates.
  • Credible Commitments: Ensure technical support from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission for credible climate commitments.
  • International Recognition: Grant high visibility and recognition through badges based on pillars of Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, and Energy Access.
  • Project Visibility: Promote local climate projects through reports, case studies, videos, and communication materials, showcasing innovative efforts of signatory cities.

“The Amazon has its own agenda linked to conservation, climate change, and respect for Amazonian and indigenous culture. We need to have an active presence to empower the Amazonian issue on the global agenda. The GCoM, through its work with local governments, assists us in addressing our challenges and provides the attention needed to make the Amazon the true lungs of the world.”

A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) is the largest global alliance of mayors and local authorities, with more than 13.200 cities engaged in more than 144 countries around the world. Commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy means a commitment not only to take bold local action, but also to work side by side with peers around the world to share innovative solutions that allow mayors to do more and faster. GCoM cities and local governments connect, exchange, learn, and share with each other.

THE THREE PILLARS

OF THE GCOM

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) will address three key issues: climate change mitigation, adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change and universal access to safe, clean and affordable energy.

MITIGATION

Climate change mitigation refers to the adoption of measures aimed at accelerating the decarbonization of the atmosphere and reducing the impact produced by humanity on the climate and the environment.

ADAPTATION

Adaptation to climate change refers to actions taken to make society more resilient to the environmental degradation that is already occurring, so that it degrades less and less.

ENERGY

Guaranteeing universal access to energy is essential, but it goes further. Access to energy must be universal, and this in turn must be safe, clean and affordable.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) in Latin America receives financial support from the European Union. Aligned with the European Green Deal and the objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement, this collaboration reflects the EU’s commitment to drive a fair and sustainable climate transition. Supported by the European Union, the GCoM in Latin America strengthens the commitment of Latin American cities to climate action, providing crucial resources to address environmental challenges and accelerate the path towards a more resilient and ecological future in the region.

SUPPORTED BY THE EU