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Thailand | GCoM National Workshop on Climate Mitigation in Thailand
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Thailand | GCoM National Workshop on Climate Mitigation in Thailand

Bangkok, 30 November – 1 December 2022 | The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Asia, a fully-funded project by the European Union, and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) co-hosted the First Capacity Building Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand.   Over 41 city officials from 20 cities across Thailand received a two-day
Southeast Asia | 2022 Coordination Call of GCoM SEA Partners
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Southeast Asia | 2022 Coordination Call of GCoM SEA Partners

24 November 2022 | Coordination meetings among the GCoM Southeast Asia partners are held periodically and used as an important platform for discussion to support cities and local governments in the region in combating climate change and moving towards a low-emission and resilient society. The Coordination Meeting held on 24 November 2022 was attended by
Southeast Asia | GCoM Cities and Partners in Asia: Sharing Experiences at InfoPoint Conference of European Commission
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Southeast Asia | GCoM Cities and Partners in Asia: Sharing Experiences at InfoPoint Conference of European Commission

7 November 2022 | As the Secretariat of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) Southeast Asia, UCLG ASPAC mobilised speakers from three Southeast Asian countries to participate at the InfoPoint Conference, “Strengthening Asian Cities’ Capacity for Robust Climate Action Planning.” They were Mayor Edi Rusdi Kamtono (Pontianak, Indonesia), Safwan Shari (Iskandar

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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