Global Covenant of Mayors

Six months after the successful Paris Climate Agreement, two of the world’s primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change. This single initiative will create the largest global coalition of cities committed to climate leadership, building on the commitments of more than 7,100 cities from 119 countries and six continents, representing more than 600 million inhabitants, over 8% of the world’s population.

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European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman of Paris at the announcement of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (June 2016).

 

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international coalition of local and regional authorities with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low-carbon society, based on the following core principles:

  • Local Governments are Key Contributors: The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy works to organize and mobilize local, regional and state governments to be active contributors to a global climate solution.
  • City Networks as Critical Partners: Local and global city networks are core partners, serving as the primary support for participating cities or regions.
  • A Robust Solution Agenda: Focusing on those sectors where cities have the greatest impact, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy supports ambitious, locally relevant solutions, captured through strategic action plans that are registered, implemented and monitored and publicly available.
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fostering Local Climate Resilience: The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy emphasizes the importance of climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as universal access to energy.

 

 

 

The Global Covenant of Mayors will bring together, under one single umbrella, “Regional Covenants,” that - subject to the overriding objectives mentioned above - shall be organized at the regional level according to organizational principles and methods that best suit each given region. Cities and local governments may participate in the Global Covenant of Mayors either through a “Regional Covenant” or by directly engaging with the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat.

 

 

The Global Covenant of Mayors will bring together, under one single umbrella, “Regional Covenants,” that - subject to the overriding objectives mentioned above - shall be organized at the regional level according to organizational principles and methods that best suit each given region. Cities and local governments may participate in the Global Covenant of Mayors either through a “Regional Covenant” or by directly engaging with the Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat.

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Covenant members

Subregion

Country

City

Central Africa

Burundi

Bujumbura

Buyengero

Mabayi

Cameroon

Bafut

Bamenda II

Bangangte

Douala 3

Foumban

Mbengwi

Yaoundé 6

Yaoundé 3

Yaoundé 4

Central African Republic

Bangui

M'baiki

Democratic Republic of Congo

Lubumbash

Kinshasa

Gabon

Libreville

Chad

Abéché

Bitkine

Massenya

Eastern Africa

Comoros

Moroni

Mutsamudu

Ethiopia

Dire Dawa

Kenya

Kisumu

Nairobi

Mauritius

Curepipe

Vacoas

Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam

Mazabuka

Uganda

Kampala

Northern Africa

Morocco

Chefchaouen

Marrakech

Southern Africa

Malawi

Blantyre

Mozambique

Nacala

Quelimane

Boane

Chibuto

Cuamba

Gurue

Inhambane

Mandlakazi

Massinga

Milange

Moatize

Monapo

Mueda

Xai-Xai

Namibia

Ondangwa

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

South Africa

!Kheis

Cape Town

Durban

Eden

Ekurhuleni

Johannesburg

KwaDukuza

Mangaung

Nelson Mandela Bay

Steve Tshwete

Tshwane

Umhlathuze

Swaziland

Matsapha

Zambia

Kitwe

Lusaka

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

Harare

Western Africa

Benin

Cotonou

Communauté des Communes de Zou (CCZ)

Burkina Faso

Meguet

Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan

Grand-Bassam

Aboisso

Bouaké

Tiassalé

Guinea

Télimélé

Guniea - Bissau

Bissau

Liberia

Monrovia

Mali

Tenenkou

Mauritania

Nouakchott

Association Mauritanienne des Communes du Sud (AMCS)

Communauté Urbaine de Nouakchott (CUN)

Nigeria

Isoko South

Lagos

Senegal

Dakar

Dioudoubou

Latmingué

Nioro du RIP

Ziguinchor

Labgar

Pikine

Togo

Tsévié

 
 
 
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