Compact of Mayors

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Name of initiative Compact of Mayors
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2014
End year 2016
Organisational structure Compact of Mayors & Covenant of Mayors have been joined into

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy in Jun2 2016

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Compact of Mayors
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest cooperative effort among mayors and city officials to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Compact cities are supported by city networks and “endorsing partners”.
Objectives The Compact consolidates cities’ climate actions through consistent and transparent public reporting of greenhouse gas data. This data-driven platform, which is similar to the one used by nations as they create national climate plans, will help direct resources and policies that better support and accelerate local climate actions. This, in turn, will drive and showcase innovative city level climate action, and inspire change at the global level. Through the Compact, cities are:

- Increasing their visibility as leaders responding to climate change; - Demonstrating their commitment to an ambitious global climate solution, particularly as nations convene around a new climate agreement in Paris in December 2015; - Encouraging direct public and private sector investments in cities by meeting transparent standards that are similar to those followed by national governments; - Building a consistent and robust body of data on the impact of city action; and - Accelerating more ambitious, collaborative, and sustainable local climate action.

Activities Any city or town in the world may commit to the Compact of Mayors—regardless of size or location. A city has up to three years to meet a series of requirements and fully comply, culminating in the creation of a full climate action and adaptation plan. To show compliance with the Compact cities have to pass 4 phases:

1) Register Commitment by mayor; 2) Take Inventory within one year of commitment (overall GHG inventory with Compact standard; identify climate risk; report); 3) Create Targets and Establish A System of Measurement within two years (update GHG inventory including breakdown by sources and sectors; set target to reduce GHG emissions; conduct "climate change vulnerability assessment" using the Compact standard; and report ) 4) Establish Action Plan within 3 years (how to deliver commitment to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change) 5) Issuance of "Compliant" badge on annual basis to signify commitment and progress

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

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Function of initiative Capacity building, Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante), Training and education, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 12695  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 12695 See:
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 4 Michael Bloomberg (USA),  ICLEI (Germany),  UCLG (Spain),  UN-Habitat (Kenya).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Not only have national states as participators