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Indonesia: IUC Asia and Makassar Virtual Meeting on Progress of Required Data Collection

Indonesia: IUC Asia and Makassar Virtual Meeting on Progress of Required Data Collection

To follow up the Climate Action Plan (CAP) development , Makassar and  IUC Asia met online on Thursday  21 May 2020 to discuss on the progress of the project. The interactive session focussed on the data collection can be used for Green House Gases (GHG) inventory report and Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA). Also [...]
Indonesia: Malang Builds the Capacity on Vulnerability Assessment to Improve the Adaptation Plan

Indonesia: Malang Builds the Capacity on Vulnerability Assessment to Improve the Adaptation Plan

19 May 2020 | IUC Asia, in partnership with the CCROM – IPB, conducted capacity building workshop to Malang’s official agencies as a part of climate action plan development. The workshop was designed to provide the knowledge to set up climate change adaptation plan which emphasize the climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRVA). Symptoms of [...]
Indonesia : IUC Asia Participates in the Discussion to Mainstream Climate Action into the Palembang’s Development Agenda

Indonesia : IUC Asia Participates in the Discussion to Mainstream Climate Action into the Palembang’s Development Agenda

The Government of Indonesia launched the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) during the  2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual  Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. LCDI is a process for identifying development policies that maintain economic growth, alleviate poverty, and help meet sector-level development targets, while simultaneously helping Indonesia achieve its climate objectives, and preserve and [...]

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).

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