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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

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GCoM in Korea

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy in Korea

Project description

Global Covenant of Mayors in Korea aims to raise the ambition of local climate action in Korea to limit global temperature increase to below 1.5°C. Through joining GCoM initiatives, Korean local governments have an increased opportunity to participate in global projects and initiatives, while also establishing an international profile. GCoM activities include reporting to the ICLEI-CDP unified reporting system, which makes their climate policies and actions more transparent and accountable to the international stakeholders. Through joining the network, local governments can make their climate policies and action consistent regardless of their political cycle, while also being able to compare ambition and efforts with other reporting cities, and learn about more effective and transformative climate policies. Upon joining GCoM, cities can report to the ICLEI-CDP unified reporting system, participate in regional GCoM events to showcase their climate policies, network with peer local governments by engaging in local events, and expand their impacts through being the first priority cities of ICLEI case studies in Korea.

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Measured KPIs

The number of local governments joined the initiative The number of reporting local governments to the CDP platform Level of participation to international forums, conferences, networking opportunities

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Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact

By participating in GCoM, Korean local governments can make their climate actions more ambitious and consistent through reporting and learn from their peers about ambitious climate actions.In order to support Korean local government participation in GCoM, ICLEI organizes GCoM sessions at international climate events such as Seoul Mayors Forum, supports local governments’ reporting to ICLEI-CDP unified reporting system, translates guidance and materials (e.g. Common Reporting Framework, CDP reporting guidance), invites local governments to various networking opportunities on urban climate action, publicizes their activities related to GCoM initiative and outreachs to cities of potential interest with Korean promotional materials.

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Related ICLEI Pathways
  • Low emission development
  • Nature-based development
  • Resilient development
Related SDGs

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Carbon Disclosure Project, CityNet, European Commission,

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