Cities and regions have made their voices heard

Over the past two weeks, cities and regions have brought their stories and commitments to COP23 through the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the extended Summit Dialogues, and a diverse program hosted by the Cities and Regions Pavilion highlighting actions and contributions from all levels of government and non-party stakeholders. 

Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI presented the Bonn-Fiji Commitment - the key outcome of the Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - to the UN Secretary General

Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI joined the opening session of the Global Climate Action high-level segment, supporting the efforts of the grand coalition in building an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable future.

The Cities and Regions Pavilion hosted a diverse program, from the official launch of Front-line Cities and Islands by ICLEI and GLISPA to a joint session by ICLEI and the NDC Partnership that hosted a real national to local conversation on climate governance

Cities from the newly launched Urban Transitions Alliance also shared their stories and lead cities working in the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement shared their strategies. These events have represented the critical work of cities and regions at COP23.

As events in the Bonn Zone are winding down, cities, regions and diverse non-party stakeholders have made their voices heard, concluding with a session at the Pavilion from Association Climate Chance looking at COP23 outcomes from the perspective of non-Party stakeholders. Now, attention has turned to the outcome of the negotiations.

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