Building the architecture for inclusive and ambitious climate action

ICLEI was at COP22 from November 7-18 in Marrakech with high level representatives from over 50 cities, towns and regions, helping to build the Paris Agreement implementation architecture. During this COP, local and subnational governments further positioned themselves as vital partners in shaping and implementing the international architecture and the coordinated efforts of committed non-Party actors.

Read more about our analysis of what local and subnational governments brought to the table at this COP or browse the contents below to find everything you need to know about key outcomes and events involving local and subnational governments. 

Marrakech Partnership

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action aims at connecting the actions of nations and other climate stakeholders

Low-Emissions Solutions Conference

The COP22 solutions-driven conference for governments, businesses, science and academia.


Highlights of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency at the UNFCCC, facilitated by ICLEI as its focal point.


Official UNFCCC COP22 outcomes

Visit the official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website to browse through the official COP22 outcomes. 


Webinar on COP22 Outcomes or Local and Regional Governments

Agathe Cavicchioli,
Project Officer, Low Carbon Cities Team, ICLEI

H.E. Aziz Mekouar,
COP22 Presidency Steering Committee Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations
(Speaking in Morning session)

Zineb Alaoui Mdaghri,
COP22 Presidency Steering Committee, Civil Society Activities Pole
(Speaking in Afternoon session)

Yunus Arikan,
Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, LGMA Focal Point, ICLEI

Susanne Nolden,
Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability, City of Bonn 

Watch the webinar recordings here: 

Download the presentation here: 


Key Resources

In case you missed it, here is everything you need to read about local and subnational governments at COP22.

Citiscope Interview - 25 November 2016

Wrapping up COP22- 22 November 2016 
ICLEI CityTalk blog post - 21 November 2016
Updates from COP22 - 11 November 2016
What you should know about COP22 - 8 November 2016

And don't forget to check all our COP22 photos !


COP22-related news


Towards the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

An international conference on cities and climate change science will be held in 2018 to further develop the scientific understanding of climate change and cities, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Cities interested in hosting it are invited to apply by January 2017.

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What you should know about COP22

Less than a month after adopting the New Urban Agenda, nations will gather again in Marrakesh from 7-18 November for COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Photo credits

Palais el-Badii: copyright David Stanley

Spices: copyright ColinHouston

Marrakech: copright VladimerShioshvili

Marrakech: copyright Nathan Guy

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