As an international alliance of cities and local governments, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy envisions a world where mayors and local governments, in alliance with partners, accelerate ambitious, measurable climate and energy initiatives that lead to inclusive, low-emission and climate resilient futures in accord with the Paris Agreement objectives.
The Covenant serves cities and local governments, empowering them to set ambitious emissions reduction targets that are measurable and supported by action in their communities. As more and more cities and local governments are heeding the global call to action, their response could not be more urgent as nations begin working towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
This is the Global Covenant of Mayors Regional Secretariat for Oceania, one of nine regions under the Global Covenant.
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of New York City, from 2002 through 2013. In 2014, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Bloomberg to be Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, for which he is focusing on helping cities and countries set and achieve more ambitious goals for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 500+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens. The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes; three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board.
Created in 2004, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the united voice and world advocate of local and regional self-government. Members of UCLG are present in 140 countries, and are organized into seven regional sections, a Forum of Regions, and a metropolitan section. UCLG’s membership includes over 1,000 cities and regions, as well as 155 local government associations.