The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) is the largest global alliance of cities and local governments committed to fighting climate change, strengthening their communities, developing their economies, and creating a sustainable future for all. Over 12,700 cities and local governments – from 6 continents and 142 countries – have committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors and the collective fight against climate change. Overall, the potential of these commitments, representing a population of over 1.1 billion people, are equivalent to reducing nearly 24 billion tons of CO2e emissions by 2030.
The Global Covenant of Mayors works to organise and mobilise cities and local governments to be active contributors to a global climate solution.
Local, regional and global city networks are core partners, serving as the primary support for participating cities and local governments.
Focusing on those sectors where cities have the greatest impact, the Global Covenant of Mayors supports ambitious, locally relevant solutions, captured through strategic action plans that are registered, implemented and monitored and publicly available.
The Global Covenant of Mayors emphasizes the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as increased access to clean and affordable energy.
Any city or town may commit to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – regardless of size or location. Cities or local governments wishing to formalise a commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors must submit a commitment text signed by an appropriate mandated official.