The Lima Communiqué is the main outcome document that outlines the key position of the Local Government and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) major group at the UNFCCC.
Released last Monday at the Lima Dialogues High Level Event, the Communiqué calls for an inclusive and ambitious post-2015 climate regime, the scaling up of local and subnational actions and initiatives, as well as the formulation of national programmes and plans of action. It also commits mayors, local and subnational leaders to accelerate global advocacy and raise climate ambitions.
Below are the five key messages of the Lima Communiqué relevant to ongoing negotiations for the post2015 global climate regime:
1 – We warn that we are close to a ”point of no return” on climate change which no city/region can bear with the consequences.
2 – We ask for an inclusive and ambitious climate regime.
3 – We praise all ADP Co-Chairs, Troika of COP19-20-21, the UNFCCC Secretariat, Friends of Cities and their allies, for their vision and efforts to engage and empower local and subnational governments.
4 – We commit to strengthen our partnerships with all actors of civil society and at all levels of government in order to scale up climate action.
5 – We will accelerate our global advocacy and raise our climate ambition.