II Meeting of Mayors: Women Leading in the New Economy
From September 25th to 26th, the “II National Meeting of Mayors: Women at the forefront of the new economy” took place in Brasília. Among the participants, more than 15 mayors were part of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, where they gathered to discuss crucial issues related to socioeconomic development, ecological transition, gender equality, and race in Brazil.
This high-impact event had the prominent presence of the Global Covenant of Mayors, as well as representatives from the Brazilian Municipalities Association and the Delegation of the European Union in Brazil. The meeting not only provided a space for dialogue and collaboration but also served as a platform to highlight the fundamental role of the Covenant in seeking solutions to climate challenges throughout the country.
Participation in the Climate Financing and Municipal Budgets Panel
A highlight of the event was the active and relevant participation of representatives from the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in the panel entitled “Climate Financing and Municipal Budgets.” In this panel, Valentina Falkenstein (Brazilian Municipalities Association), Helináh Cardoso (Regional Director of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Americas), and Stephanie Horel (Program Officer for the Americas at the Delegation of the European Union in Brazil) represented the Covenant and presented the initiative to the participants.
During this session, members of the National Advisory Committee of the Global Covenant of Mayors shared an institutional statement and presented the guide “Climate Justice and Municipal Budgets.” This guide provides key guidance for comprehensively incorporating climate justice into municipal financial activities and government action planning.
Strategic Collaborations for a Sustainable Future
The II National Meeting of Mayors was organized by the Alziras Institute in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Brazil, Porticus, the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM), the Brazilian Municipalities Association (ABM), the National Mayors Front (FNP), and Google.org. These strategic collaborations reflect the joint commitment of various organizations to address the most urgent challenges related to sustainable development.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
In Latin America, the Covenant is supported by the European Union Partnership Instrument and mobilizes more than 650 cities in 17 countries in the region.
The notable participation in the panel demonstrates the firm commitment of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy to promote climate solutions at the local level and its leadership in the fight against climate change.
This meeting reaffirms the importance of women leaders in building a sustainable and resilient future for the cities of Brazil and the world.