Almost 400 cities join commitment to climate action through Compact of Mayors

The 4th October saw the announcement of the 360 cities committed to the Compact of Mayors. Cities from all continents and regions across the globe announced today that the collective impact of their commitments will deliver over half of the world’s potential urban emissions reductions by 2020.

The Compact has proven the capacity of cities and local leaders to reach a great impact in the fight against climate change, by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, track their progress and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

The announcement has been made in the framework of the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall on 4 December, at the invitation of Mayor of Paris and UCLG Co-President, Anne Hidalgo, and convened by Michael R. Bloomberg U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, in partnership with the global networks of cities and local governments: C40, ICLEI and UCLG.

The Compact of Mayors establishes a pathway for a data-driven framework of consistent and transparent public reporting of greenhouse gas emissions data that will help track climate hazards and risks and inform strategic plans that will direct resources and policies to better support and accelerate local climate actions.

To learn more about the aggregate impact of the Compact of Mayors:

  • Read the full report here,
  • Explore the interactive graphic here
  • Watch the video here
  • Check out the Press release launched by the Compact.