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GCoM Asia Project Closing Workshop: Advancing Climate Action in Asia for Resilient Cities

GCoM Asia Project Closing Workshop: Advancing Climate Action in Asia for Resilient Cities

Bangkok, 12-13 June 2024 | After three and a half years of implementation, the European Union-funded GCoM Asia Project is coming to an end. Since 2021, the project has worked across eight Asian countries, supporting climate action for over 250 cities. Through technical assistance, capacity building, networking, and knowledge-sharing activities, the GCoM Asia Project has
Tangerang City Energy Audit in Pushing for Energy Efficiency at the Local Level

Tangerang City Energy Audit in Pushing for Energy Efficiency at the Local Level

Tangerang City, one of GCoM Southeast Asia’s pilot cities, recently conducted an energy audit aimed at enhancing energy efficiency in public buildings, schools, and local health facilities (puskesmas). The audit was performed under the framework of the European Union-funded GCoM Asia Project with the support of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
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

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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