That’s a wrap on COP28! We want to thank you all for supporting and following the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) at COP28 this year – where GCoM supported gathering more than 450 local leaders, partners, and stakeholders for an exceptional series of activities centered around local climate solutions, research and innovation, finance, and data, all aimed at promoting a just transition. Over the course of two weeks, GCoM successfully convened representatives from various cities and local governments, regional and national governments, scientists, policymakers, youth and more, with the collective goal of expediting the implementation of ambitious and measurable climate and energy initiatives, fostering a transition towards a low-emission and climate-resilient future. The events also served as a platform to showcase the impactful urban climate action undertaken by our signatory cities.
From November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Dubai and online, GCoM (co-)organized over 25 events, including several Local Climate Action Summit (LCAS) sessions, a City Climate Finance Gap Fund event and a number of Urban Transitions Mission (UTM) events, and participated in an additional 30+ gatherings in various COP28 pavilions across multiple Zones. All of the GCoM events, including the sessions “Accelerating city climate action at speed and scale: An Innovate4Cities implementation showcase”, “Building climate neutral and resilient cities: a journey to implementation”, “The data cities need: Accelerating sustainability solutions with advanced data and AI” and more, can be rewatched here.