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City of Jambi, Indonesia, Won Global Climate City Challenge

City of Jambi, Indonesia, Won Global Climate City Challenge

At the UN Climate Change COP 25, the city of Jambi, Indonesia and four other cities namely Cotonou (Benin), Makindye (Uganda), Monastir (Tunisia) and Recife (Brazil) have been selected as the climate leaders in the Global City Challenge for their ambitious and potentially transformative urban climate projects that could receive technical support from the European […]

Iskandar City Shares Experience in Attaining Private Investments for Climate Projects at COP 25

Iskandar City Shares Experience in Attaining Private Investments for Climate Projects at COP 25

Excellent panel session at COP 25’s GCoM Day on Unlocking Urban Investment Opportunities on Monday, 9 December 2019 . Panelists spoke of ensuring good plans are in place which can be used to attract partnerships with the private sector in financing public projects that benefit the city. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim of Iskandar, Malaysia – one […]

IUC Asia/GCoM Southeast Asia Strengthens Palembang Capacity in Conducting Vulnerability & Risk Analysis

IUC Asia/GCoM Southeast Asia Strengthens Palembang Capacity in Conducting Vulnerability & Risk Analysis

International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Asia and Global Covenant of Mayor (GCoM) cooperate with the Government of Indonesia in developing cities Climate Action Plan (CAPs), according to the GCoM Common Reporting Framework, delivering actions consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. As part of the initiative, Palembang has been committed to develop a CAP that […]

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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    The Knowledge Management Forum is an annual platform for cities across Indonesia to share and learn amongst themselves as well as having dialogue with relevant institutions/agencies focusing on certain thematic topic. Aiming to enable participating city governments to learn from others’ experiences and replicate the best practices suitable to their needs. This year in coordination with IUC Asia, GCoM Southeast Asia Secretariat, UCLG ASPAC, APEKSI and City Tangerang, the Forum will focus on Mitigation and Adaptation Actions Towards Climate Resilience Development for a Sustainable City.

    The Forum will invite up to 25 representatives from GCoM cities and local governments under the Climate Change Working Group in Indonesia. The activity will be supported by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) as well as by selected GCoM partners (ICLEI, UCLG ASPAC, IUC Asia). During the event, thematic discussion on Mitigation and Adaptation, as well as networking session of the Global Covenant of Mayors will take place in order to promote activities local action on climate change in Indonesia. This includes official signing ceremony of 6 (six) new cities committed to the GCoM, out of which 5 (five) have been selected as pilot for the IUC Asia Project activity.

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