The Pact at a glance

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By signing the Pact, Mayors and local authority representatives commit to:

  • Reduce their local greenhouse gas emissions voluntarily

  • Adopt and implement local climate mitigation measures designed to achieve their voluntary reduction target

  • Develop local adaptation strategies to address the local impact of climate change

  • Register their emission inventories, commitments, climate mitigation and adaptation measures and actions in a measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) manner

  • Seek the creation of mechanisms that allow direct access to international funding for local climate actions

  • Establish a Global Cities Covenant on Climate Secretariat

  • Promote the involvement of civil society in the fight against climate change

  • Advocate and seek partnerships with multilateral institutions and national governments on our local climate actions

  • Promote partnerships and city-to-city cooperation

  • Spread the message of the Global Cities Covenant on Climate