Global Covenant of Mayors

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate  and Energy (GCoM) is the combined  program for the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors. The Global Covenant 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 low-emission and resilient cities.

GCoM was launched in January 2017 following the merger of the world’s two primary initiatives assisting cities in their transition to a low-carbon economy: the Compact of Mayors and the EU-based Covenant of Mayors.

This international coalition of cities, towns and regions aims to demonstrate and share their ambitions to become low-carbon, encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency, while being better adapted to climate change and importantly more climate resilient.

Following commitments made by National Governments as part of the Paris Agreement many local communities wish to play their part, and some are encouraging local councils to take a stand and make renewed efforts that reflect local and global contributions.

If your city is already involved in climate and energy action, your Council may stand to benefit from signing up to the Global Covenant which supports councils reporting their local climate action. Why not get involved and join over 9,130 cities around the world?

The information on this website will assist you to participate, commit and report through the Global Covenant of Mayors compliance steps.

For information in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific send a message to or contact ICLEI Oceania Regional Office.