“Covenant of Mayors Japan”: Regional Re-creation and Global Contributions Through Climate Policy and Energy Autonomy

  • Noriko SugiyamaEmail author


The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative has been conducted by the EU from 2008, developing into the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), the largest global coalition of cities and local governments voluntarily committed to actively combating climate change. CoM Japan was established by Nagoya University in 2015 and has acted as the regional chapter of GCoM since 2017. Challenges are expected for non-state actors, such as local governments, in the transition to low/de-carbon and climate-resilient cities.


Climate change Energy autonomy Covenant of Mayors Local climate policy Japan 



This research was supported by the Environment Research and Technology Development fund (1-1304) of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education and Research Center for Sustainable Co-Development, Graduate School of Environmental StudiesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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