From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris hosted COP21, the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference. COP21 resulted in a landmark agreement that strives to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target

ICLEI was heavily involved in COP21. We facilitated the Cities & Regions Pavilion in the Climate Generations Areas, helped to organize the historic Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall, and advocated on behalf of local and subnational governments in the negotiating zone.  

COP21 Outcomes

COP21 News


Non-Party Stakeholders Invited to Endorse Paris Pledge for Action

16 December 2015, Bonn - L'Appel de Paris (Paris Pledge for Action) is an initiative of the COP21 French Presidency to mobilize businesses, regions, cities, and investors to join and vow to act on the outcomes of the Paris UN Climate Change Agreement. The Paris Agreement, adopted by nations at the UN Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) on 12 December 2015, strives to limit global warming to well below 2°C, with the intent to pursue a 1.5°C...



ICLEI-UCCRN Press Conference at Paris City Hall: Science-based Local Transformative Action Raising Global Ambitions

On 4 December 2015 at Paris City Hall, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) at Columbia University held a press conference to release the city leaders’ summary of the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities and to demonstrate the transformative actions of local and subnational leaders in response to climate science. The event was a contribution from both ICLEI and...


COP21 Publications

Local Government Climate Roadmap (LGCR)

About the Local Government Climate Roadmap

Recognize. Engage. Empower.

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.

Find out more by visiting the website.

LGCR Timeline, 2007-Present 


COP21 Videos

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