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Celebrating Achievements and Lessons Learned in Urban Climate Action across Asia in Conclusion of the GCoM Asia Project

Celebrating Achievements and Lessons Learned in Urban Climate Action across Asia in Conclusion of the GCoM Asia Project

GCoM Asia cities and partners across Asia and the EU will gather in a closing workshop to share and celebrate the achievements and lessons learned during the three-and-a-half years of the GCoM Asia project. Bangkok, Thailand — On June 12-13, representatives from GCoM Asia countries will gather in Bangkok, Thailand, alongside key technical partners to
GCoM Asia Project Facilitates Malaysian Cities for the Mitigation Action Facility
GCoM SEA Secretariat

GCoM Asia Project Facilitates Malaysian Cities for the Mitigation Action Facility

Co-funded by the European Union since 2015, the Mitigation Action Facility provides technical support and climate finance for ambitious mitigation projects aimed at decarbonising key sectors of the economy and society. Backed by other donors such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the facility offers grant-based funding for the
GCoM SEA Webinar Highlights: Insights from COP28 and CAPs Showcase
GCoM SEA Secretariat

GCoM SEA Webinar Highlights: Insights from COP28 and CAPs Showcase

On 7 March 2024, UCLG ASPAC hosted a webinar titled "City-Led Climate Solutions: Insights from COP28 and CAPs Showcase". This webinar attracted 129 participants mainly from Southeast Asia. Opening Session & CAP Launch Ms. Alexandra Lehmann of the European Union gave her introductory remarks, underlining the shared climate ambitions between the EU, Southeast Asian countries,

Welcome to Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

GCoM Southeast Asia

The Global Covenant of Mayors Southeast Asia (GCoM SEA) helps coordinate and support engagement with participating cities in Southeast Asia. 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).

GCoM SEA Partners

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