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Malaysia: Penang Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities

Malaysia: Penang Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities

Over 60 experts from Penang in Malaysia and Europe participated in today's online Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities. The event was opened by Penang's Chief Minister Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, who focused on exploring steps for cooperation with EU cities to contribute towards a greener circular economy in Malaysia. Mr. Chow, who is also chairman [...]
Malaysia: Webinar on Circular Economy Cooperation between Petaling Jaya and EU Cities

Malaysia: Webinar on Circular Economy Cooperation between Petaling Jaya and EU Cities

Over 100 experts from Malaysia and Europe have joined today’s stakeholder consultation webinar on circular economy in the city of Petaling Jaya. The event was opened by the Deputy Mayor, Ms. Azlinda Azman and included presentations by experts from Malaysia (Petaling Jaya City Council, Iskandar Regional Authority) and Europe (Sapienza University of Rome, Amsterdam Smart City, the Circular [...]
Mid-term Monitoring of IUC Asia Technical Assistance on CAPs Development in 13 Pilot Cities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam

Mid-term Monitoring of IUC Asia Technical Assistance on CAPs Development in 13 Pilot Cities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam

Today the IUC-Asia held its important mid-term meeting on monitoring technical assistance of Climate Action Plans (CAPs) development in 13 pilot cities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The meeting was a chance to take stock with the line directorates of the European Commission (CLIMA / ENER / FPI / JRC), the EU Delegations to the […]

Welcome to Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Covenant of Mayors Asia

The Regional Covenant of Mayors in Asia helps coordinate and support engagement with participating cities. It encourages climate action at the local level and helps build a community of committed signatories around it.

Whatever the size or location of their jurisdiction, the mayors and local leaders in this alliance stand ready to take concrete measures with long-term impact to tackle the interconnected challenges of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and access to sustainable energy.

GCoM Program Challenges

Adaptation to climate change

Adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation ensures consistency of actions, creates synergies and co-benefits, increases cost-efficiency, and helps avoid maladaptation. For more information on how to create a truly integrated approach and address the inter-relationships between adaptation and mitigation, check out this short article and this explanation on Climate-ADAPT.

Climate Change Mitigation

The GCoM signatory cities and local governments act to voluntarily meet targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions (or low emission development targets) for their whole community, identify climate risks and vulnerabilities, and implement mitigation and adaptation measures.

In addition, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy also aims to address increased access to sustainable energy.

Access to clean Energy

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fostering Local Climate Resilience: The Global Covenant of Mayors emphasizes the importance of climate change mitigation (also referred to as low emission development for the Global South) and adaptation to a changing climate, as well as increased access to sustainable energy.

Cities and local governments committing to the GCoM as of 1 January 2017 will need to establish a target covering the territory of the local authority for GHG emissions reductions, make a commitment to tackle climate change adaptation and resilience, and increased access to clean and affordable energy.

Cities and local governments should strive to set targets that are at least as ambitious, and preferably more ambitious, than their respective government’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. Further, they need to be in line with National Adaptation Plans (where these exist), and be consistent with the principles around energy access and urban sustainability embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Asian Mayors Event's

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