“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”
  • "No citizen of the global village is free from the damage caused by climate change. For the harmony between human settlements and nature, for the symbiosis of all groups of citizens, and for the happiness of both current and future generations, cities should think and act together."
    Park Won Soon, Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic Of Korea; Chair, World Mayors Council on Climate Change   

  • „ The Mexico City Pact sends a key signal to the negotiations that it can indeed be done, and that millions, if not billions, of people around the world are ready to begin implementing climate change action. Many other cities and local and regional administrations can be inspired to take action and to report to carbonn Cities Climate Registry“  
    Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change Secretariat

  • “Local government is where the rubber hits the road when it comes to responding to the human impacts of climate change. We fully support funding for cities, towns and municipalities for their registered adaptation actions.”
    Margareta Wahlström, The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, welcoming the Durban Adaptation Charter


About the Local Government Climate Roadmap

Recognize. Engage. Empower.

The Local Government Climate Roadmap, a broad coalition of local government networks in response to the Bali Action Plan, aims to ensure that a strong and ambitious global climate regime is designed and implemented in the post-2012 period. Under this regime, local and subnational governments are fully recognized, engaged and empowered.

Find out more about the Roadmap.

See the Roadmap's continued history on the timeline


ICLEI Calls to Connect the Dots on Climate Action

ICLEI takes part in the Sixth part of the Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2.6) happening in Bonn, Germany from 20-25 October.

Bonn, Germany, 20 October 2014, A month after governments and civil society united to catalyze global climate action at the Climate Summit 2014 in New York, climate negotiators are gathering in Bonn, Germany this week to lay the groundwork for the next round of climate negotiations to be held this December in Lima, Peru, preparing for the outcome in Paris in 2015. 

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Webinars on the Climate Summit 2014


Highlights of the Climate Summit 2014 for Local Climate Action


ICLEI is hosting a follow-up webinar on 17 October Friday at 18:00 Central European Summer Time. The presentation and discussion will be lead by Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI. [Link to the recording]

Previously, GIZ hosted a webinar on the Summit highlights with respect to vertical integration of climate action on Tuesday, the 14th of October, at 11:00 Central European Summer Time. You can find the recording of this webinar session by clicking here.

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2014 Biodiversity Summit spurs integration of biodiversity into all levels of government

14 October, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 

Cities and subnational governments of the world convened to safeguard biodiversity at the 2014 Biodiversity Summit

Organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Government of Gangwon Province, the Summit saw close to 600 participants from 53 countries across all regions. Around 270 local government representatives participated in the Summit, including 40 city and sub-national leaders (governors, mayors, deputy mayors, and commissioners) as well as representatives of national, international and UN organizations, and experts in the field.

A key outcome of the Summit was the Gangwon / Pyeongchang Resolution for Cities and Subnational Governments which demonstrates the spirit of cooperation between cities and national governments to jointly safeguard urban biodiversity.

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World Summit of Regions for Climate

Paris, 10-11 October 2014,

R20 Regions of Climate Action, founded by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, organized the first World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris. The event, hosted by the Region of Ile de France, brought together some 700 participants, including representatives of regions and other subnational governments and authorities from around the world.

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Global Mayors Compact Shows Unity and Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

New York, 23 September 2014,

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of a global Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest effort for cities to fight climate change. The Compact will enable cities to publically commit to deep GHG emissions reductions; make existing targets and plans public; and report on their progress annually, using a newly-standardized measurement system that is compatible with international practices. Through this effort, cities will be choosing to meet the same requirements proposed for the international climate negotiations that will lead to a global climate treaty in 2015.

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Read the Compact of Mayors Here

20.10.2014 - 25.10.2014

ADP 2.6 Sessions

Bonn, Germany


22.10.2014 - 24.10.2014

Local Renewables Conference 2014

Freiburg, Germany



World Cities Day


04.11.2014 - 07.11.2014

Social COP20 Social Movements and Ministerial Session

Margarita Island, Venezuela




Lima, Peru



World Congress on Disaster Risk Reduction

Sendai, Japan


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The carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) is the world's leading reporting platform for local and sub-national climate action. The cCR supports governments in advancing their mitigation and adaption efforts through transparency, accountability and credibility of climate action.

The cCR evolved from LGCR processes as a global mechanism used to enhance measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) local climate action.

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