The Global Cities Covenant on Climate, “the Mexico City Pact” consists of two parts: the first mentions considerations as to why cities are strategic in combating global warming: the second establishes a set of voluntary commitments to promote strategies and actions aimed at mitigating GHG emissions and adapting cities to the impacts of climate change.
The Mexico City Pact scales up the cities’ role and efforts in combating climate change globally. The Pact is a voluntary initiative of mayors and local authority representatives that consists of ten action points. By signing the Pact, signatories commit to advance local climate action, including the reduction of emissions, adaptation to the impacts of climate change and fostering city-to-city cooperation.
By signing The Mexico City Pact, the signatories agree to enter their climate actions on the cCR and to submit their official documentation as a part of a regular reporting system on their greenhouse gas reduction commitments, on the performance of their GHG emissions and their portfolio of mitigation and adaptation actions through the online infrastructure of carbonn (Art. 4 of the Mexico City Pact).
The Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting – carbonn is the engine behind the cCR. Cities that join the carbonn Climate Registry fall into one of two different categories depending on their readiness to report:
The Fundación Pensar. Planeta, Política, Persona, which also acts as the Global Cities Climate Pact Secretariat, has published its Second Mexico City Pact Annual Report for 2012. The report is a synthesis of information on cities’ respective mitigation and adaptation activities.
Further more information about the Mexico City Pact at: http://jpro.com.mx/pactomexicocity/