The Covenant of Mayors for the Mediterranean, CoM Med, welcomes six new signatories

The Covenant of Mayors is a rapidly evolving initiative where we are happy to see more and more commitment from cities of the Mediterranean in the fight against climate change.
Last month, six new cities in the South Mediterranean region committed to the Covenant of Mayors for the Mediterranean, CoM Med: Semkanieh from Lebanon, Greater Ajloun and Greater Maan from Jordan, Manouba and Raoued from Tunisia and Ait Melloul from Morocco, raising the number of CoM Med signatories to 146.

Importance of the Commitment to Com-Med in the Global fight against Climate Change
By committing to this voluntary-based initiative open to all local authorities in the South Mediterranean, Mayors adhering to CoM Med endorse a shared vision for a sustainable future in 2050 in accelerating the decarbonisation of their territories, strengthening their capacity to adapt to unavoidable climate change impacts, and allowing their citizens to access secure, sustainable and affordable energy. When joining the Covenant, cities commit to playing a leading role in fighting climate change and delivering solutions for sustainable energy by adopting a joint approach to taking mitigation and adaptation actions that will support the implementation of the National Determined Contribution (NDC) target by 2030.

The valuable support and facilitator role of the Com-Med to its signatories
The Covenant of Mayors for the Mediterranean supports the cities in their endeavour by providing them with the recognition, resources, and networking opportunities necessary to take their energy and climate commitments to the next level. CoM Med is ready to welcome, assist, and guide any new adherent city in incorporating local climate actions and facilitating collaboration among a wide range of regional, national, funding and non-state actors.
The Covenant will also support partnerships and win-win cooperation between cities, enabling local governments and networks that help them to bridge the gap from climate ambition to action delivery.
Picture: City of Ajloun- Daniel Case – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,