In 2015, the City of Cleveland committed to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) to work towards achieving our climate goals. As Cleveland implements its climate commitments, our progress is recognized by a system of GCoM badges shared with the global community. In 2020, Cleveland successfully received all compliance badges for reporting progress on targets and plans for mitigation, adaption, and access to clean energy.
The City of Cleveland has been recognized for its commitment to advancing climate action in three key areas: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, identifying and adapting to the risks associated with climate change, and increasing access to clean and affordable energy. You can find our latest City of Cleveland greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and the Emissions-Gross Domestic Product Trends report here.
Cleveland’s commitment to GCoM connects the city with the broadest global alliance committed to city climate leadership, building on the pledges of over 10,500 cities and local governments from six continents representing more than 900 million citizens worldwide.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to an inclusive, just, low emission, resilient society.