Mayor: Nuatali Nelmes
Newcastle City Council has been actively involved in reducing carbon for the past two decades and the momentum for local action on climate and sustainability has only grown. Building up community's resilience while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint are two important considerations for the Council. As a member of the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Council is supported with each step towards these goals.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities with a shared long-term vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and transition to low-emission and resilient societies. The Global Covenant now includes over 9,130 cities from 120 countries, representing over 775 million people and 10.55% of the total global population, and is the largest global network of councils leading action on climate change.