“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”



Who We Are

The Local Government Climate Roadmap is an advocacy process that began in 2007. Aimed at voicing local authorities worldwide, it mirrors the launch of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Climate Roadmap, designed for nations, in determining a global action plan towards a post-Kyoto framework on climate change for the period after 2012. Since then, LGs have campaigned, and obtained, referencing to subnational and local governments by national negotiators. The next phase of the process is to secure collaboration with nations, and a financial framework through which local governments’ can fund ambitious climate actions.



Local and subnational governments are recognized as “governmental stakeholders” of the global climate regime as defined in para.7 of Cancun Agreements adopted in 2010.


Local climate action can raise global efforts on mitigation and adaptation, if local and subnational governments are fully engaged in agenda setting and implementation of global climate regime through partnerships at all levels.


Availability of and access to financial resources through existing and additional national, international and global finance schemes should be enhanced, in order to enable local and subnational governments to fully mobilize their potential, capacity and ambitions for local climate mitigation and adaptation.


UN Climate Summit 2014

New York City, United States


10.10.2014 - 11.10.2014

R20 World Summit of Regions for Climate

Paris, France


12.10.2014 - 14.10.2014

Biodiversi​ty Summit 2014 at CBD COP12

For Cities & Subnational Governments Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea



Webinar: Highlights of the UN Climate Summit for Vertically Integrated Climate Action

Enter the Webinar on October 14th 2014, 11:00-12:00 CET



Webinar #2: Highlights of the UN Climate Summit for Vertically Integrated Climate Action

Enter the Webinar on October 17th 2014, 18:00 CET


20.10.2014 - 25.10.2014

ADP 2.6 Sessions

Bonn, Germany


22.10.2014 - 24.10.2014

Local Renewables Conference 2014

Freiburg, Germany



World Cities Day


04.11.2014 - 07.11.2014

Social COP20 Social Movements and Ministerial Session

Margarita Island, Venezuela




Lima, Peru



World Congress on Disaster Risk Reduction

Sendai, Japan