The World Mayors Council on Climate Change is an alliance of committed local government leaders concerned about climate change. They advocate for enhanced engagement of local governments as governmental stakeholders in multilateral efforts addressing climate change and related issues of global sustainability.

The Council was founded in December 2005 by Yorikane Masumoto, Mayor of City of Kyoto (Japan) at the time, soon after the Kyoto Protocol entered into force in February 2005.

There are presently over 80 members of the Council, representing a vast network of local governments working to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Membership is open to Mayors and equivalent leaders of municipal levels of government.

The Chair of the Council is Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, South Korea. J├╝rgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn (Germany), is serving as Vice Chair while Former Mayor Yorikane Masumoto of Kyoto City (Japan) is the Honorary Chair.


Who are the members?

Visit the membership page to locate local leaders committed to make a difference and discover how they demonstrate climate leadership.



World Mayors Summit on Climate

The World Mayors Summit on Climate, Mexico City, 21 November 2010. The event featured the launch of the carbonn® Cities Climate Registry.