A global coalition
The Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Launched at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the coalition has grown to unite close to 400 city governments and their network partners with a common aim: to share the impacts of city action with the global community in order to both inspire and catalyze action. The Compact recognizes how much cities are already doing, highlights ongoing efforts, and complements existing initiatives by using consistent, transparent and robust reporting and measurement standards and platforms.
Ultimately, the Compact of Mayors provides hard evidence that cities are true climate leaders and that local action can have a significant global impact.
Read more about the Compact of Mayors at www.compactofmayors.org.
Danish climate efforts
Many Danish municipalities are front runners when it comes to carbon reduction solutions and climate change adaptation. By joining the Compact of Mayors, Danish municipalities can compare their progress with cities across the globe, showcase their efforts, and learn from other cities to improve their climate work.
Realdania is currently working to support the Danish mayors in their climate work and to help them commit to the compact. Copenhagen was one of the first 10 cities globally to become a fully compliant member of the compact.
Head of Projects Pelle Lind Bournonville
Phone: +45 2969 5206