Climate Alliance promotes transboundary municipal climate partnerships

Climate Alliance extends its support to non-EU municipalities in the global fight against climate change. As of now, Climate Alliance is officially managing and coordinating the climate partnership between the City of Karlsruhe, Germany, and Kampala, Uganda. In May, the Mayor of Karlsruhe, Frank Mentrup, and the Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago, formally agreed on the role of Climate Alliance.

In 2019, Climate Alliance already managed the first city-to-city climate partnership between Karlsruhe and Kampala. This signalled the first pilot transboundary climate protection partnership involving a Climate Alliance’s member municipality conceptualised under the Covenant of Mayors for Sub Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), which is a geographical replication of the EU Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate.

At the heart of this city-to-city partnership, is the goal of propagating its principles of municipal-owned climate actions and voluntary emission reduction commitments among participating non-EU municipalities. Furthermore, the programme is aimed at promoting exchange of best practices between two cities and innovating together for sustainable solutions. It is intended to strengthen the knowledge and capacity base of the COM SSA signatories in realizing their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action (SEACAPs) plans.

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•    Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
•    Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Want to learn more? Contact Emana Nsikan-George at n.emana(at) for more information.