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.