Compact of Mayors

Cities Action Area Launch of the Compact of Mayors

2014 – On 31 January, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed Michael Bloomberg as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. A high level ICLEI delegation, including Michael Schmitz, CEO of ICLEI US, Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI, Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, and Member of Board of ICLEI USA and ICLEI Global Executive Committee, Juergen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn, Germany visited Michael Bloomberg to discuss options of collaboration within this scope.

On 4 May 2014, at the Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting, ICLEI, UCLG and C40 agreed to develop the Compact of Mayors as the response put forth from local governments to the Climate Summit 2014.

 

“The designated central repository of the Compact of Mayors, the carbonn Climate Registry, will enable the compilation of data through existing national, regional, global city reporting platforms. The carbonn Climate Registry represents the ultimate level of our collective efforts.”
Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn, at the Climate Summit 2014

The Compact of Mayors is an agreement by city networks – and then by their members – to undertake a transparent and supportive approach to reduce city-level emissions, to reduce vulnerability and to enhance resilience to climate change, in a consistent and complimentary manner to national level climate protection efforts.

 

Under the Compact of Mayors, cities will report their climate commitments, actions and inventories on reporting platforms which will be linked to the central repository carbonn Climate Registry. The carbonn Climate Registry is the world's leading reporting platform for local and subnational climate action.

 

“The designated central repository of the Compact, the carbonn Climate Registry, will enable the compilation of data through existing national, regional, global city reporting platforms. carbonn Climate Registry represents the ultimate level of our collective efforts.”

                                       - Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

Read the Compact of Mayors: