The Flagstaff City Council adopted Resolution 2019-04, authorizing the Mayor to sign the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Pledge at the City Council meeting on Feb. 5, 2019.
By joining the Covenant, Flagstaff pledges to implement policies and undertake measures to:
• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
• Prepare for the impacts of climate change.
• Increase access to sustainable energy.
• Track progress toward these objectives.
The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest 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 a low emission, climate resilient future.
This coalition gathers thousands of cities of all sizes across six continents and over 120 countries, representing 10 percent of the world’s population. Through the Global Covenant of Mayors, cities and local governments are voluntarily committing to fight climate change, mirroring the commitments their national governments have set to ensure the Paris Agreement goals are met.
Joining the Global Covenant of Mayors reinforces the city of Flagstaff’s commitment to climate action, and completes the first strategy identified in the Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Implementation Strategy.