“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”
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Overview

Local Government Climate Roadmap – Paris Dialogues is a compilation of events related to local and subnational governments at UN Paris Climate Conference (COP21/CMP11) on 30 November – 11 December 2015, in Paris, France, building on the experiences in Warsaw (COP19/CMP9, 2013), Lima (COP20/CMP10, 2014) and Bonn (2014 and 2015).  The Paris Dialogues include the following:

1. Advocacy Base of Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency
a. Climate Summit for Local Leaders, on 4 December 2015, at the Paris City Hall, convened by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris & Michal Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change.
b. Cities and Regions Pavilion – TAP2015, at Climate Generations Space at Le Bourget, between 30 November –11 December, including thematic sessions, workshops, debates, presentation of selected applications under the Transformative Actions Program (TAP), daily LGMA briefings. Further updates will be available on additional events that may take place in other pavilions of Climate Generations Space.
2. Special meetings of LGMA, organized by networks of cities and regions, independent from the UNFCCC Agenda
3. UNFCCC Blue Zone Activities
a. UNFCC Negotiations: LGMA interventions at the official UNFCCC sessions, engaging in the ADP Technical Examination Process on Urban Environment, 5 December UNFCCC Action Day and Side Events within the UNFCCC Calendar or those hosted by Co untry Pavilions
b. Supporting the Lima-Paris Action Agenda; mobilizing delegations of LGMA members in Thematic Events, including Cities and Subnational Focus on 8 December and data feeding into NAZCA Platform
4. Other Events, convened by other partners in the city of Paris.

Participation to all events is subject to special conditions. Official UNFCCC Accreditation is needed for only UNFCCC Blue Zone Activities. Representatives of local and subnational governments may seek UNFCCC accreditation via members of the LGMA Constituency, other UNFCCC accredited observer organizations or via their national governments.

Background on UNFCCC Advocacy

The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency consists of networks of local and subnational governments that are accredited to the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat as observers.

The Local Government Climate Roadmap was started in 2007 at COP13 in Bali to advocate for recognition, engagement, and empowerment of local and subnational governments in the global climate regime, as a broader global collaboration that is beyond the UNFCCC accreditation.

The Compact of Mayors and the Compact of States and Regions are the two leading global initiatives announced at the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York, US, together with the carbonn Climate Registry and CDP as their reporting platforms, and connected to NAZCA Platform.

The LGMA Constituency, the Local Government Climate Roadmap and the Compacts are the main advocacy channels for inputs of local and subnational governments in global climate negotiations.

The compilation of Local Government Climate Roadmap – Paris Dialogues is carried out by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in its capacity as the focal point of Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency and facilitator of the Local Government Climate Roadmap.