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Advocacy process

Local Government Climate LOUNGE, 7-18 December 2009

The LOUNGE was a big meeting space in the Bella Center in Copenhagen, right at the heart of groundbreaking negotiations. It provided the basis for LGs advocacy work at COP 15, a place to meet and interact with their national government, with other national governments, with other local governments, NGOs and the international press. Furthermore, the LOUNGE provided great visibility opportunities to present local climate actions in form of e-Posters and case stories.

Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors, 14-17 December 2009

ICLEI is endorsing the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors taking place during the negotiations for a next global climate agreement this December in the Danish capital.

Copenhagen Climate Exchange 2009, 3 - 6 December 2009

Before COP 15, LG, NGOs and innovative enterprises from across the world met with the objective to share ideas on how to reduce CO2-emissions, improve ecological conditions and favour sustainable energy and show the leaders of the World at COP 15 that it is possible. The programme hosted a range of activities, workshops, debates and speeches.

Elements of LG advocacy towards and at COP 15:

Local Governments' (LGs) advocacy work for the recognition of their role as a key partners in the implementation of climate protection actions culminated at COP 15 in Copenhagen, in reaffirming the need for a strong and comprehensive post-2012 global climate agreement to be adopted. Their advocacy work focused on meeting national governments to ensure that LGs are significantly referenced in the final text, in order to be empowered to  support the implementation of the climate agreement.

If you wish to learn more about relevant issues for local governments regarding international climate negotiations, please read our series of briefing sheets.

COP15 – a crucial step in a two-year local government process of international climate negotiations

A record number of local government (LG) representatives attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009. Many of these were present as part of the Local Government Climate Roadmap process.

With the main objective to be visible and demonstrate why the role of local governments should be included in a post-2012 climate regime, ICLEI together with the Roadmap partners organized a multi-faceted program in the Local Government Climate LOUNGE.

The LG LOUNGE meeting space, located among the nations’ delegation offices was the beating heart of the LG advocacy efforts. It was here that Local Government representatives met with national delegations to gain recognition for the work and role of thousands of LGs from around the globe in the fight against climate change.

The LOUNGE provided an advocacy base for approximately 1500 registered local government representatives, including more than 250 mayors. Through more than 70 events including mayor-ministerial level negotiation meetings with more than 20 countries, high level interviews, regional/ national panel/workshop sessions, media-launch events and daily briefings, the LOUNGE became the largest, longest and highest level local government event held during a Climate COP.

Prior, During and Post COP 15

COP15 was a crucial step in a two-year local government process of international climate negotiations and a record number of local government (LG) representatives attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009. Many of these were present as part of the Local Government Climate Roadmap process, which began at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in 2007 (COP13). They came to advocate for the recognition of the work and role of thousands of LGs from around the globe in the fight against climate change.

Read the Full Report on LG advocacy activities at COP 15:

Prior, During and at Cop 15 - a Local Government Report!

 Read more about LGs advocacy base at COP 15:

The Local Government Climate LOUNGE, and local governments' advocacy activities at COP 15!