Dhulikhel becomes 47th City to join Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) South Asia Network

DHULIKHEL, Nepal: Mr. Ashok Kumar Byanju, Mayor of Dhulikhel Municipal Corporation, signed the commitment letter to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), thus making Dhulikhel the 47th city from South Asia and fourth city from Nepal to join this global network. GCoM is the largest coalition of mayors committed to taking action on climate change. This global network currently includes over 12,700 cities and local governments representing around 1 billion people spread across 142 countries. The cities and partners of GCoM share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change. Together, they strive toward a resilient and low-emission society. The signatory cities aim to achieve the ambitious goals ascertained in the Paris Agreement of 2015. The signatory city has to undertake initiatives aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, prepare itself for the effects of climate change, enhance access to sustainable clean energy solutions and lastly, the cities have to track the progress of all the initiatives.