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Declarations and commitments

City of Tampere has signed several international declarations and commitments to advance topics, that are of particular interest and importance at global and local level.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, built upon the commitment of over 10 000 cities and local governments from 6 continents and 140 countries. In total, they represent more than 900 million people.

The cities and partners of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change.

City of Tampere signed the commitment in 2017.

Circular Cities Declaration

The European Circular Cities Declaration is designed to help accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe, and thereby create a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially responsible society.

The Declaration has been developed by a broad partnership of stakeholders to ensure that the vision and commitments contained are ambitious, yet achievable, and reflect the needs of all.

City of Tampere signed the declaration in 2020.

Join, Boost, Sustain Declaration

Join, Boost, Sustain Declaration calls on joining forces to boost sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities in the EU.

The declaration was initiated by Eurocities, Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC), the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL), and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union calling upon all official representatives of governments and public administrations at local, regional, national and European level in the European Union to agree on some principles and actions to better use all possibilities of digital technologies to improving the quality of life of European citizens.

City of Tampere signed the declaration in 2020.

International Carbon Pricing Call

The signatories of Call on Carbon call on governments to back their net zero targets with effective, robust, reliable, and fit-for-purpose carbon pricing instruments, consistent with the Paris Agreement, to facilitate a cost-efficient investment path to reach net zero emissions.

In addition, signatories call on governments to align their carbon pricing instruments where appropriate to create a stable and predictable investment environment.

Finally, the signatories call on governments to finalize the rules for international market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement to support cost-effective mitigation efforts, create a level playing field and minimize carbon leakage while enabling greater ambition.

City of Tampere signed the Call on Carbon in 2021.