“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”

 

 
 
 


The Preamble

Gravely concerned by the threat to human life from worsening global environmental trends, in particular, global warming, given that the 400 ppm threshold was recently breached, thus exposing the most vulnerable populations to increased risk, such as extreme weather events, and endangering sustainable access to water and food....

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Commitment for Rapid Transformation

1. Commitment for rapid transformation;
2. Know-how of local governments in climate action;
3. Ambitious outcome at Paris 2015;
4. Support to local governments;
5. Synergy among global processes.

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Renewed Climate Advocacy Strategy

6. Acting as governmental stakeholders;
7. Friends of Cities at the UNFCCC;
8. Mayor-Ministerial dialogues;
9. Dialogue within constituency and other major groups;
10. Kick-off for an action plan at Warsaw 2013;
11. Partnerships and engagement.

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Financing to Scale-Up Local Climate Action

12. Mobilizing municipal budgets;
13. Transparency and accountability of local climate action;
14. Need for multilevel governance models;
15. Financing for holistic and integrated transformation;
16. Specific windows for sustainable urban development in global finance mechanisms;
17. Innovative existing and new market-based mechanisms at local and subnational level;
18. Vertical integration at the national level;
19. Phase-out subsidies for fossil fuels.

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Implementation

20. Invite France and Friends of Cities at the UNFCCC to support implementation.

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