"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-2012 period. Under this regime, local and subnational governments are fully recognized, engaged and empowered. .
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COP 19/CMP9, Warsaw, Poland, 11 - 22 November 2013
With the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report painting a clear and worrying picture regarding man-made climate change, cities and regions came together at the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change on Saturday to affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions, urge engagement with the global level on climate change, and enhance access to finance.
The Nantes Declaration of Mayors and Subnational Leaders on Climate Change was adopted with the support of over 50 mayors from 30 countries, and more than 20 regional and global networks of local and subnational governments. Read more
At the recently concluded UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP19/CMP9), countries have decided to advance the engagement of local governments in the global climate regime. Read more
The 1st of November 2013 saw the closing of the second Local Climate Solutions (LOCS) for Africa Congress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with delegates adopting the African local leaders Dar es Salaam Communiqué in support of the Local Government Climate Roadmap 2013-2015. Representatives proved their commitment to local climate action by signing the Mexico City pact and Durban Adaptation Charter.
The event, which was convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Dar es Salaam, saw some 440 delegates from 25 countries join to discuss local climate solutions and challenges to create a more sustainable continent. Also over 120 local governments signed the Durban Adaptation Charter and over 50 signed the Mexico City Pact. Read more
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