“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-2015 period. Under this regime, local and subnational governments are fully recognized, engaged and empowered.

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UN Lima Climate Conference Setting the Scene for Paris2015 Outcome

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.

The UN Warsaw Climate Conference in December 2013 resulted with the second COP decision for local and subnational governments to enhance their recognition as governmental stakeholders of the global climate regime, thanks to the fruitful outcomes of the ADP Workshop on Urbanization and the first "Cities Day" by COP19 Presidency.

In June 2014 in Bonn, a one-day event was held with national delegations and experts on scaling-up actions at the local and subnational level.

At the Climate Summit 2014 in New York, Compact of Mayors was launched most ambitious and largest coalition, designating the carbonn Climate Registry as its central repository, which already captures impressive climate information of some 500 local and subnational governments serving more than 12% of world´s urban population.

In October 2014 in Bonn, Co-Chairs released a revised draft text to be negotiated which contained significant elements to empower local and subnational governments, supporting their new ambitious commitments and actions.

Core activities of the Local Government Climate Roadmap - Lima Dialogues include a high level event at Lima City Hall on 8 December Monday, numerous side events and contributions to Lima Action Dialogue at the High level Segment with non-state actors.

Can't cut what you don't count: Launch of a powerful GHG protocol for cities

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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Tanzanian Local Governments Send Powerful Message to Upcoming UN Climate Talks

The Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) East African Regional Workshop concludes with milestone resolutions from Tanzanian Local Governments.

Local governments in attendance at the workshop signed an internationally targeted resolution that affirms their commitment to climate action and green growth. It calls for necessary cross-sectoral partnerships among different local, national, regional and international bodies. The resolution will be presented by ICLEI at the UNFCCC negotiations (COP20, Lima, Peru), as part of the Local Government Climate Roadmap.

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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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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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20.10.2014 - 25.10.2014

ADP 2.6 Sessions

Bonn, Germany



World Cities Day


04.11.2014 - 07.11.2014

Social COP20 Social Movements and Ministerial Session

Margarita Island, Venezuela



UN Climate Change Conference COP20/CMP10

Lima, Peru



Launch of Global Protocol on Community-Scale GHG Emissions Inventories (GPC)

Lima, Peru (COP20/CMP10)



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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