The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.

Over 9,000 cities representing more than 750 million people have committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors.

Realdania supports the Global Covenant of Mayors as part of its international climate work.  

Shared goals

The Global Covenant of Mayors considers local governments to be key contributors to a global green transition with local, regional, and global city networks as core partners. The alliance works to support ambitious, measurable climate and energy initiatives that lead to an inclusive, just, low-emission and climate-resilient future, helping to meet and exceed the Paris agreement objectives.

GCoM cities are united in their shared goals to increase access to renewable, clean energy, build healthy environments, and promote initiatives and best practices that will accelerate the fight against climate change.

Led by Mayors

The Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors consists of ten mayors or local government officials, ensuring a bottom-up, city-led approach.  

European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and former New York Mayor and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg co-chair the Board. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, serves as Vice-Chair.  Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, joins the Board as an Advisor and Observer.

History of the Global Covenant

In 2017, The Compact of Mayors officially merged with the EU Covenant of Mayors to become the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy—creating the largest global coalition of cities and local governments committed to climate leadership. 

Read more about The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy on www.globalcovenantofmayors.org

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