Unlocking partnerships for climate action

On 12 November 2017, between week one and week two of COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Conference, the City of Bonn and the State of North-Rhine Westphalia will host the Bonn 2017 Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders.

The goal of the summit is to unlock partnerships for robust climate action. Partnerships – whether between government and the business sector or between national, subnational and local governments – are vital building blocks of the global architecture needed for robust climate action.

ICLEI is organizing the summit on behalf of the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments.

Summit concept

The Climate Summit will be the jumping off point for key partnerships that support implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Summit themes

The Climate Summit will focus on four key themes designed to enhance multistakeholder action on climate and other areas of sustainability.


The Climate Summit will take place on 12 November 2017, between weeks one and two of the 23rd United Nations Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.


Mayor of Bonn Welcomes the World at COP23

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI extends a warm welcome to COP23 participants.

"The world will meet at COP23 in Bonn to demonstrate that global climate action is real, unstoppable and accelerating."

 Ashok Sridharan,         

Mayor of Bonn          


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