Local and regional governments at COP23

COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference will be convened in Bonn, Germany on 6-17 November 2017 under the presidency of the Fiji government and hosted by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.

Local and regional governments will once again prove that they are the forefront of climate action.

The agenda of local and regional governments at COP23 will consist of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders on 12 November, Summit Dialogues on 9-14 November and a Cities & Regional Pavilion for two weeks.

The Summit will focus on multilevel governance as part of national climate action plans, holistic approaches to sustainability, engaging communities and business as well as partnerships with cities and regions in Small Islands Developing States, Africa and Climate vulnerable countries.

For more information on how local and regional governments have engaged at COP22 in Marrakech in 2016, COP21 in Paris in 2015 and the UNFCCC process over time, information is available through the related links. 

Ahead of COP23, ICLEI and local and regional leaders across the U.S. have come out strongly against the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, reaffirming their commitment to climate action.


Mayor of Bonn welcomes the world to COP23

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn and First Vice President of ICLEI extends a warm welcome to COP23 participants.

"The world will meet at COP23 in Bonn to demonstrate that global climate action is real, unstoppable and accelerating."

 Ashok Sridharan,         

Mayor of Bonn          


Towards COP23

8-17 MAY 2017 (SB46/APA1-3), Bonn, Germany:

General Links:

Info for ParticipantsUNFCCC SB46 Homepage - UNFCCC Overview - Side events

IISD SB46 Coverage

Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action (draft programmeimpact tracker)

7 May, Sunday

12:00 – 15:00 LGMA Consultations Part-1: Preparing for COP23, Bonn City Hall

15:30 – 18:00 LGMA Consultations Part-2: Dialogue with UNFCCC Friends of Cities, Bonn City Hall

Minutes of the Meeting

8-13 May
ICLEI Booth at the UNFCCC Exhibit Space at WCCB
LGMA Daily Briefings at 09:00 – 10:00 at AH Lower Conference Room

8 May, Monday

10:00 – 13:00 LGMA Interventions at the

SBSTA46 - C40,   SBI46 - nrg4sdAPA1-3 - FMDV,

11:00 – 13:00 Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Launch Event – Cities and Regions Session (daylong event held at the GSI, outside UNFCCC)

11:30 – 12:00 WRI-ICLEI-CERES-MISSION2020 Press Conference

15:00 – 16:45 Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment – Opening

Keynote by Manuel Araujo, Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique

15:00 – 16:30 ICLEI-CDKN Side event: Advancing the Paris Agreement at all levels: Lessons from local, regional and national governments   

16:45 – 18:15 nrg4SD Side event: RegionsAdapt: Regional governments as key actors in climate change adaptation

19:00 – 21:00 Reception hosted by City of Bonn, BMUB, the UNFCCC Secretariat

9 May, Tuesday

11:30 – 13:00 Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment – City level collaboration

15:00 – 19:00 SBI46 Workshop on engaging non-party stakeholders - webcast

10 May, Wednesday

14:00 – 15:00 Climate Chance Summits in 2017 11 May, Thursday

13:00 – 15:00 Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment – Collaboration Forum

15:00 – 16:30 Technical Expert Meeting on Urban Environment – Building partnerships

15:00 – 16:00 Compact of Mayors Sub-Saharan Africa Consultation with UNFCCC Delegations, including members and Allies of Friends of Cities (by invitation)

8-13 May ICLEI Booth at the UNFCCC Exhibit Space at WCCB

16 May, Tuesday

15:45– 16:45 Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation – Resilient Cities


APRIL 2017:

Preparatory webinar recording and the presentation.   

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