The Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, two
initiatives promoting and supporting climate action and sustainable energy
solutions, incl. energy efficiency and renewable energy, at local level, today
announced a new partnership to support voluntary city action to combat climate
change.

Today, during COP21 and in conjunction with the Climate Summit for Local
Leaders
, Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for
Cities and Climate Change, and EU economic and financial affairs Commissioner
Pierre Moscovici announced that the Compact of Mayors and the Covenant of Mayors
will formally partner to promote and support voluntary city action to combat
climate change.

The partnership between the Compact
of Mayors
, a global coalition of nearly 400 mayors committed to reduce local
greenhouse gas emissions, enhance resilience to climate change and track their
progress transparently, and the Covenant of Mayors, the
European Union’s initiative of several thousand local governments assuming the
responsibility of tackling climate change and providing sustainable energy
solutions in their territories, will open a new chapter to demonstrate the
global impact of local city action.

Covenant of
Mayors