Global and European Covenant of Mayors – COP26 Events

Global and European Covenant of Mayors community is ready for the world’s biggest climate change conference!

From the 01 November 2021 to the 11 November 2021

Global and European Covenant of Mayors initiative will take part in numerous events both in the Presidential Programme and in EU Side Events, from 1 to 11 November.

1 November

  • World Leaders Summit – Innovation Event – Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) Speaker(s) UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub (TBC)

2 November

  • World Leaders Summit – Cities Race to Zero Announcement with MRB as part of World Leaders Summit (TBC)

3 November

  • Innovation Event – GCoM Speaker(s), UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub (TBC)
  • Google NYT Roundtable Event with City Networks (TBC)

5 November

  • 11:00-12:30 BST – Gap Fund Event (Donors), MDB Pavilion, (hybrid, Andy Deacon +1 Mayor)

9 November

  • 11.30 – 12.30 Gulbenkian Foundation’s Prize for Humanity – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Global Covenant of Mayors; European Commission – DG CLIMA – DG ENER; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Global Covenant of Mayors Secretariat and Gulbenkian Foundation
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Mission Innovation Cities Mission Event – UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub
  • 14.30 – 15.30 Localizing the NDCs: how do we fund and implement action at scale? Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy; European Covenant Office and Global Covenant; European Commission – DG ENER, DG CLIMA, DG INTPA and DG NEAR; FPI; European External Action Service; Committee of the Regions; GCoM Canada, USA, Korea, Japan, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Sub- Saharan Africa; CoM-Mediterranean, Latin America; C40; ICLEI; UCLG; UN-HABITAT; CEMR; EUROCITIES; ICLEI Europe; Energy Cities; Climate Alliance; FEDARENE: In this session cities and policy makers at all levels are invited to debate with national authorities and financing institutions on what works and what needs to be worked out to integrate Regional and Local Contributions into the NDC process.
  • 16.00 – 17.00 Harnessing collective initiatives to achieve Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality goal – Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe; Global Covenant of Mayors; Climate Alliance; ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Europe: This session will explore how local leaders leverage collective and bottom-up initiatives to reach climate neutrality. Panelists will represent European Cities. The panel will be moderated by the Covenant of Mayors – Europe
  • 17.30 – 18.30 Racing to 1.5°: cities mainstreaming evidence-based climate & energy policies in Europe & Mediterranean – Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy; EU funded project Clima-Med, Acting for Climate in South Mediterranean; EU-funded ‘ENI CBC MED’ Programme Managing Authority hosted by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia in Italy; Municipality of Segrate: This session will explore how local governments in Europe and the Mediterranean are accelerating climate action, implementing science-based measures to secure a resilient, climate neutral future for their communities. Global Covenant of Mayors cities and Regions will reflect on climate and energy plans and showcase how ambition turned into action.
  • Innovate4Cities Conference Presentation with UN Habitat UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub (TBC)

11 November

  • 10.00 GCoM Event in LGMA Pavilion (hybrid)
  • 11.00 -12.30 IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers Launch Event, IPCC Science Pavilion (hybrid)
  • 13.00 Build Change Housing & City Resilience Event – Speaking opportunity for Lima and Makati Board Mayors
  • 16.30 – 19.00 Gap Fund Event (City Networks), MDB Pavilion (virtual)
  • 16.00 – 17.30 Securing Investment in cities to achieve Net Zero, organised by Connected Places Catapult & Core Cities & London Councils, Glasgow Merchant House, (invitation to Mayor Peduto)
  • LGMA Civic Reception at Glasgow City Hall (TBC)
  • Race To Zero Event led by the COP Champions (TBC)