"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
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-2015 period. Under this regime, local and subnational governments are fully recognized, engaged and empowered.
The 20th session of the annual UN Climate Conferences (UNFCCC COP20/CMP10) will take place in Lima, Peru on 1-12 December 2014.
UN Lima Climate Conference is expected to prepare the necessary technical and legal framework for a global climate regime in the post-2020 period to be agreed in Paris, France in December 2015.
Local Government Climate Roadmap - Lima Dialogues will facilitate the engagement and visibility of local and subnational governments at UN Lima Climate Conference.
In a brief look back on the week, one can see the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) and it’s focal point ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability present in a number of high level dialogues. Here are a few of those.
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.
Lima Communiqué: English / Français
11 December 2014, Lima, Peru: The Peruvian Presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference COP20/CMP10 launched an online portal showing the actions that cities, companies, regions and investors are taking to address climate change.
The portal aims to demonstrate the strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of cooperative initiatives. It displays thousands of climate action data, many of which have been supplied by ICLEI’s carbonn Climate Registry, the world’s leading reporting platform for local and subnational climate action.
The portal will help galvanize strong momentum through recognition of effective local and subnational government climate action, especally with on-going UNFCCC climate talks. It also helps provide governments with more confidence to sign an ambitious, collaborative agreement at the Paris climate negotiations in 2015 (COP21).
Announced at COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru, the cCR’s latest count reveals data from over 500 local and subnational entities who are reporting their climate actions, more than 12% of the world’s urban population.
8 December 2014, Lima, Peru – The Peruvian capital Lima is hosting an important climate change meeting today among world Mayors and experts to concretize their engagement in the new climate regime to be adopted in Paris next year.
The meeting’s key outcome - “Lima Communiqué” (FR) - outlines the scientific basis for climate action, and cements the commitment of local governments to step up collaborative climate action and scale down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Communiqué will feed into the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations, where over 190 countries are negotiating the draft text of new international climate change agreement.
Today’s meeting also sees the launch of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) - the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their GHG emissions. (Press Release)
World Resources Institute, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group are pleased to announce the launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) on 8th December coinciding with the Lima Climate Change Conference (COP 20). The GPC - world’s most widely-endorsed GHG accounting and reporting standard for cities - enables them to build more effective climate strategies and track the performance of actions already underway.
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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.