“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”
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Local Governments at COP17 - Urbanize Climate Agenda

At COP17/CMP7 in Durban, South Africa nations agreed on a platform for establishing a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the UNFCCC applicable to all Parties. While this is a negotiation success, cities and local governments continue to push forward at a faster and more ambitious level.

While nations have rallied to agree on a deal at the climate talks, cities have already demonstrated their commitment to climate action by adopting the Durban Adaptation Charter, increasing the number of signatories to the Mexico City Pact and through the release of the carbonn Climate Registry reporthttp://citiesclimateregistry.org/.