The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) is a powerful and historic response to climate change from cities around the world. GCoM is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, built upon the commitment of over 10,000 cities and regions. These cities hail from 6 continents and 140 countries. In total, they represent more than 900 million people. By 2030, Global Covenant cities and local governments could account for 2.3 billion tons CO2e of annual emissions reduction, matching yearly passenger road emissions from the U.S., China, France, Mexico, Russia, and Argentina combined.
Increasingly, cities and local governments across the globe are heeding the call to act. With nations working towards the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, cities’ involvement could not be more urgent.
The cities and partners of the GCoM share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change. Together, we’re working towards a resilient and low-emission society. GCoM partners in the DMV include the District of Columbia; Arlington County, Virginia; Town of Bladensburg, and Cities of Greenbelt and Takoma Park, Maryland; and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
To learn more, go to GCoM-USA.