“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”
  • “In this 25 years of global climate regime, there is one overpowering message: no President, Minister, Mayor, CEO or citizen can meet the challenge of climate change alone. If we are to bring down global temperatures, we must step up, scale up, speed up local climate action globally. Together, let’s innovate, integrate, collaborate!”
    Park Won-Soon, Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea; Chair, World Mayors Council on Climate Change, at the Climate Summit 2014

  • The "Mexico City Pact" sends a key signal to the negotiations that it can indeed be done, and that millions, if not billions, of people around the world are ready to begin implementing climate change action. Many other cities and local and regional administrations can be inspired to take action and to report to carbonn Cities Climate Registry.“  
    Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change Secretariat

  • “Local government is where the rubber hits the road when it comes to responding to the human impacts of climate change. We fully support funding for cities, towns and municipalities for their registered adaptation actions.”
    Margareta Wahlström, The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, welcoming the Durban Adaptation Charter

  • “The designated central repository of the Compact of Mayors, the carbonn Climate Registry, will enable the compilation of data through existing national, regional, global city reporting platforms. The carbonn Climate Registry represents the ultimate level of our collective efforts.”
    Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn, at the Climate Summit 2014


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The Local Government Climate Roadmap, a broad coalition of local government networks in response to the Bali Action Plan, aims to ensure that a strong and ambitious global climate regime is designed and implemented in the post-2015 period. Under this regime, local and subnational governments are fully recognized, engaged and empowered.

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Lima united countries for climate action, Paris must bring all actors on board

The new global climate regime must engage and empower local and subnational governments in order to guarantee a low-carbon, climate-resilient world towards and beyond 2020. The Lima Call for Climate Action, an important outcome to the recently concluded UN Climate Change Conference (COP20/CMP10), elaborates the elements of the new climate regime to be adopted in Paris in 2015, while also agreeing on the ground rules for how countries can...



The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Delegation at Various COP20/CMP10 High Level Events

In a brief look back on the week, one can see the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) and it’s focal point ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability present in a number of high level dialogues. Here are a few of those.



The Lima Communiqué

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Lima Hosts Cities Climate Change Meeting Alongside COP20

Lima convenes the biggest gathering of Mayors and climate action experts after the New York Climate Summit



UN Technical Papers Open New Frontiers For Local And Subnational Action

Ahead of the UN Lima Climate Change Conference (COP20/CMP10), the UNFCCC Secretariat has released a comprehensive Technical Paper (TP), together with four addendums on land-use, urban environment, carbon capture use and storage, and non-CO2 gases.The documents summarize over two years of intensive and rich dialogue and interactions through the Technical Expert Meetings (TEM) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action...



UN Lima Climate Conference Setting the Scene for Paris2015 Outcome

The 20th session of the annual UN Climate Conferences (UNFCCC COP20/CMP10) will take place in Lima, Peru on 1-12 December 2014.



Can't cut what you don't count: Launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities

World Resources Institute, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are pleased to announce the launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) on 8th December coinciding with the Lima Climate Change Conference (COP 20).



Tanzanian Local Governments Send Powerful Message to Upcoming UN Climate Talks

DAC Workshop concludes with milestone resolutions from Tanzanian LGs



ICLEI Calls to Connect the Dots on Climate Action

ICLEI takes part in the Sixth part of the Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2.6) happening in Bonn, Germany from 20-25 October.



2014 Biodiversity Summit spurs integration of biodiversity into all levels of government

14 October, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, The knowledge-packed Biodiversity Summit for Cities and Subnational Governments held in parallel with the CBD COP 12 on 12-14 October in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province concluded today, inspiring greater cooperation among all levels of government and furthering the work on promoting biodiversity for sustainability. Organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Secretariat of the...



World Summit of Regions for Climate

Paris, 10-11 October 2014, R20 Regions of Climate Action, founded by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, organized the first World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris. The event, hosted by the Region of Ile de France, brought together some 700 participants, including representatives of regions and other subnational governments and authorities from around the world. The aim of the Summit was to generate momentum, via a...



Webinars on Climate Summit 2014

Highlights of the UN Climate Summit for Vertically Integrated Climate Action



Global Mayors Compact Shows Unity and Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

Compact demonstrates global cities’ commitment to helping nations set more aggressive, transparent climate targets. Associated new research shows cities’ current commitments have the potential to reduce GHGs by 13 Gigatons cumulatively by 2050.



Climate Agenda Peaks in New York

As world leaders gather for the Climate Summit 2014 in New York, the culmination of undertakings in climate action will be showcased. Amongst the summit’s eight key action areas are cities — a clear indication of the crucial role they have in combating climate change. As political will is mobilized, recognition for the endeavors of local government action in addressing climate change will be given the stage. Cities and sub-national action is...



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