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Climate Migration: The Role of Cities and Youth in the context of Nepal

2021-11-25T14:14:03+01:00

November 25th, 2021   Sonam Lama   A woman in the remote village of Phoksundo, Dolpo finally feeds her livestock as unpredictable and heavy snowfall has left little fodder to collect in the area. Photo by Sonam Choekyi Lama.   According to the Environmental Migration Portal, more than 400,000 people in Nepal have [...]

Climate Migration: The Role of Cities and Youth in the context of Nepal2021-11-25T14:14:03+01:00

The GPM Welcomes Mayor Michaël Delafosse from Montpellier, France as a GPM Mayor

2021-11-25T10:29:12+01:00

November 25th, 2021 - The GPM wants to give a warm welcome to Mayor Michaël Delafosse (Montpellier, France) to this governance body of, by, and for mayors from all continents. Mayor Delafosse was appointed as mayor of Montpellier and president of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole in 2020. Montpellier is the eighth-largest city in France, an ancient [...]

The GPM Welcomes Mayor Michaël Delafosse from Montpellier, France as a GPM Mayor2021-11-25T10:29:12+01:00

The Hague winner of World Smart City Award 2021

2021-11-25T10:19:23+01:00

November 23rd, 2021 - The GPM wants to congratulate the GPM city of The Hague, which was just awarded the World Smart City 2021. The award was presented on the 17th of November during the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. The Smart City approach from the Municipality of The Hague is reflected in [...]

The Hague winner of World Smart City Award 20212021-11-25T10:19:23+01:00

Ghent awarded the title ‘European Youth Capital 2024’

2021-11-22T14:28:51+01:00

November 22nd, 2021 - The GPM wants to extend its congratulations to the city of Ghent, which was just awarded the title of European Youth Capital 2024. On the 18th of November 2021, the European Youth Forum announced the winner, recognizing the city's exemplary embodiment of  European Youth Forum values: youth participation, empowerment, and inclusion. [...]

Ghent awarded the title ‘European Youth Capital 2024’2021-11-22T14:28:51+01:00

Call to Action on Climate Migration Unites Hundreds of Cities Around the World

2021-11-18T15:51:57+01:00

18 November 2021 – Approximately 200 million people are expected to leave their homes due to climate change by 2050, with most of those displaced people moving to cities. Forced migration is the human face of the global climate crisis and cities are sanctuaries for many migrants. Cities in the Global North and South must [...]

Call to Action on Climate Migration Unites Hundreds of Cities Around the World2021-11-18T15:51:57+01:00

Youth Voices on Climate Migration

2021-11-22T14:39:08+01:00

In collaboration with the British Council' the GPM is giving a platform to youth voices to share their perspective on climate related migration. This blog series is part of the joint project “Uniting Mayors for Local Solutions to Global Climate Challenges”, in partnership with the British Council as part of The Climate Connection global programme. Find [...]

Youth Voices on Climate Migration2021-11-22T14:39:08+01:00

Geordin Hill-Lewis, new mayor of Cape Town, South Africa

2021-11-18T16:00:25+01:00

November 10, 2021 - The GPM wants to extend a warm welcome to Geordin Hill-Lewis, recently appointed as the new mayor of Cape Town, South Africa. The youngest mayor of the city, Mr. Hill-Lewis was elected with the 58,22% of votes. He has a BCom in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) from the University of [...]

Geordin Hill-Lewis, new mayor of Cape Town, South Africa2021-11-18T16:00:25+01:00

The Diplomatic Courier Article on the GPM Summit 2021

2021-11-08T16:07:37+01:00

November 9, 2021 - On World Cities Day (31 October) the Diplomatic Courier published a short article on the GPM, the Annual Summit, and the position papers produced for the event. Throughout the article, the DC has highlighted the key points from each thematic brief and debate from the Palermo Summit. City networks and platforms [...]

The Diplomatic Courier Article on the GPM Summit 20212021-11-08T16:07:37+01:00

The GPM welcomes Mayor Asmaa Rhlalou, mayor of the city of Rabat

2021-11-10T13:07:48+01:00

November 8th, 2021 - The Global Parliament of Mayors wants give a warm welcome to the recently appointed Mayor of Rabat, Morocco, Asmaa Rhalou. Mayor Rhlalou is the first female mayor of the capital, Rabat, having received 58 votes out of 81. During her inaugural speech, she has said that “she will be mayor for [...]

The GPM welcomes Mayor Asmaa Rhlalou, mayor of the city of Rabat2021-11-10T13:07:48+01:00

Mayor Peter Kurz, Chair of the GPM at COP26

2021-11-04T17:12:54+01:00

November 4, 2021 - On November 2, Mayor Peter Kurz, Chair of the GPM, hosted the panel "The Local Green Deal: Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2030 with Mannheim's Innovative Governance Approach" during the Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP26, the home of cities and regions throughout the event. The Green Deal is an initiative by the [...]

Mayor Peter Kurz, Chair of the GPM at COP262021-11-04T17:12:54+01:00