The National Strategy (NS) of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) is an ambitious agenda designed to empower Mexican municipalities in the fight against climate change during 2022 and 2023. It was collaboratively developed with the National Advisory Committee, which identified specific gaps and needs of Mexican cities. It aims to support municipal governments in implementing climate action and defining key objectives to address local realities.

The Mexican Association of Municipal Planning Institutes (AMIMP), the National Coordinator of the GCoM in Mexico, supported the implementation of this agenda and chaired the National Advisory Committee. This Committee is composed of institutions representing different levels of government and international organizations. The European Union financed these activities of the Global Covenant of Mayors in Mexico.



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Enhance the technical capacity of member municipalities of the Global Covenant of Mayors in Mexico.


Strengthen evidence-based climate planning among GCoM members


Improve the level of implementation of climate actions among GCoM members


Increase the influence, visibility, and awareness of the Global Covenant of Mayors in Mexico


Link urban planning and development with climate action policies among cities belonging to GCOM


  • Manzanillo
  • San Francisco del Rincón
  • Salamanca
  • Tepatitlán de Morelos
  • Morelia
  • Uruapan
  • Delicias
  • Hermosillo
  • Tijuana
  • Valle de Santiago
  • Irapuato
  • Mérida
  • Torreón
  • Querétaro
  • Toluca
  • La Paz 
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Mexicali


Since the beginning of Mexico’s commitment to the GCoM in 2023, 118 cities have earned a total of 121 badges for their climate advancements. Among them, 37 are in mitigation, 67 are in adaptation, 9 are in energy, and eight are due to their full compliance with GCoM’s requirements. These eight cities with compliance medals stand out for their efforts, commitment, and climate ambition: Bahía de Banderas, Ciudad de México, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, León, Mérida, and Zapopan (more information about the medals here).

Additionally, the city of Ahome represents Mexico at the GCoM’s Latin America Mayors Forum.

Mexico City and Zapopan were selected as part of the 15 Flagship Cities of Latin America in 2023, recognized by the Global Covenant of Mayors for their pioneering role in the subnational climate movement.

18 cities received specific support within Mexico’s National Strategy: Manzanillo, San Francisco del Rincón, Salamanca, Tepatitlán de Morelos, Morelia, Uruapan, Delicias, Hermosillo, Tijuana, Valle de Santiago, Irapuato, Mérida, Torreón, Querétaro, Toluca, La Paz, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, and Mexicali.


Developing the Technical Capacity of the Cities

On June 26, 2023, an online training platform about developing Climate Action Plans based on the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Manual of the European Commission for Mexico was launched. 18 municipalities participated in the pilot phase and strengthened their technical capacities in the development of Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GHGI), Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVA), Climate Action Plans (CAP), climate finance, and climate MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification). The platform remains active, supporting more municipalities in their capacity-building efforts. For more information, please refer here.

Strengthening Climate Projects to Receive Funding

Key events were held to drive solid and financially viable climate projects, highlighting strategic collaboration with the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund), supported by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. The GCoM-Gap Fund partnership facilitated in-person workshops during the International Summit on Habitat of Latin America and the Caribbean – CIHALC 2023, on August 30, 2023, co-organized by AMIMP, IMEPLAN, and WWF Mexico. In two separate sessions on August 29, 2023, knowledge and tools were provided to officials from 23 cities in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area and 18 pilot municipalities, accompanied by GCoM Mexico – AMIMP, to engage with the Gap Fund effectively.

Increasing the influence, visibility, and recognition of the GCoM

Several strategic initiatives have been carried out with the aim of enhancing the influence and visibility of the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM). A national event dedicated to promoting the GCoM was organized in the context of the National Assembly of the Mexican Association of Local Authorities in March 2023, highlighting the importance and benefits of joining the GCoM. This gathering shared best practices and experiences from committed cities and inspired other localities to join our alliance. Additionally, a plenary session titled “The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and its Impacts in Mexico” was held during the International Summit on Habitat of Latin America and the Caribbean in Guadalajara in August 2023, where the importance of climate change was discussed. Signatory municipalities of the GCoM were followed up on, aiming to intensify and enhance the knowledge, benefits, and tools for the alliance members in Mexico.

Virtual seminars

Virtual seminars were also conducted in August 2023, designed to expand awareness of the Global Covenant of Mayors and encouraging the participation of new cities. These seminars, developed in an accessible and participatory manner and organized by AMIMP, facilitated the exchange of key information, highlighting the commitments and positive impacts that participation in the Pact can generate locally. The first seminar, “Climate Action Plan of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area,” was organized in conjunction with the Jalisco Metropolitan Planning Institute (IMEPLAN), while the second, “What are and how to advance international climate change commitments from the local level?” was organized in collaboration with WWF Mexico.

AMIMP also organized virtual seminars on knowledge management in October 2023, to share best practices on climate change planning and urban development. These events, aimed at municipal institutes and the Mexican Association of Local Authorities, were valuable contributions to knowledge exchange within the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.






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In its role as National Coordinator, AMIMP serves as the focal point for signatory municipalities in Mexico. It leads the formulation and implementation of the GCoM’s National Strategy in coordination with members of the National Advisory Committee. Additionally, it directly supports municipalities for the activities of the alliance in the country (recruitment, technical support, participation in events, etc.) and chairs the National Advisory Committee.

On the other hand, the National Advisory Committee brings together key actors in climate action in Mexico, including different levels of government, to facilitate dialogue on climate action policies and programs. It is the working group where the national strategy is defined and monitored, seeking synergies among the various initiatives that support municipalities in the climate field. Please refer to our Community page for more information about the National Advisory Committee members and their activities.