“Raising Global Level of Ambition Through Local Climate Action”
  • “In this 25 years of global climate regime, there is one overpowering message: no President, Minister, Mayor, CEO or citizen can meet the challenge of climate change alone. If we are to bring down global temperatures, we must step up, scale up, speed up local climate action globally. Together, let’s innovate, integrate, collaborate!”
    Park Won-Soon, Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Republic of Korea; Chair, World Mayors Council on Climate Change, at the Climate Summit 2014

  • 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 designated central repository of the Compact of Mayors, the carbonn Climate Registry, will enable the compilation of data through existing national, regional, global city reporting platforms. The carbonn Climate Registry represents the ultimate level of our collective efforts.”
    Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn, at the Climate Summit 2014


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News Archive



Non-Party Stakeholders Invited to Endorse Paris Pledge for Action

16 December 2015, Bonn - L'Appel de Paris (Paris Pledge for Action) is an initiative of the COP21 French Presidency to mobilize businesses, regions, cities, and investors to join and vow to act on the outcomes of the Paris UN Climate Change Agreement. The Paris Agreement, adopted by nations at the UN Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) on 12 December 2015, strives to limit global warming to well below 2°C, with the intent to pursue a 1.5°C...



ICLEI Welcomes the Landmark Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015

[PARIS, 12 December 2015] The unanimously approved Paris Agreement strives to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target. Through this Agreement, local and subnational governments are recognized as essential actors in fast tracking transformative action in the urban world. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability welcomes the landmark commitments of 185 nations to curb the trajectory...



LGMA Constituency Interprets the Paris Agreement

14 December 2015The text of the Paris Agreement (with highlights related to local and subnational governments)  This inclusive agreement provides a basis for transformation and paves the way for greater ambitions. Through this Agreement, local and subnational governments are recognized as essential actors in fast tracking transformative action in the urban world. The Paris Agreement reflects the success of local government advocacy,...



Mayor Park Won Soon Delivers ICLEI Commitment at the High Level Action Day

Over the weekend, the ICLEI Declaration to the Ministers at COP21 was unanimously adopted at the Joint Meeting of ICLEI Council and ICLEI Global Executive Committee at Paris City Hall. Building on the Seoul Declaration and Strategy 2015-2021, ICLEI committed to scale up local climate action, mobilize political commitment and action towards a climate-friendly human development, facilitate transparency and accountability in municipal actions and...



Mayor Park Won Soon Speaks at Climate Summit for Local Leaders

On 4 December 2015, hundreds of mayors convened at Paris City Hall for the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, as part of the largest global convening of mayors, governors and local leaders focused on climate change. The afternoon general session began with opening remarks from cohosts Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, who emphasized the strong base of...



Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs Speaks on Fossil Fuel-Free Future at Cities & Regions Pavilion

On December 3rd, the Cities & Regions Pavilion hosted Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA, for a TAP Talk on the possibilities for a fossil fuel-free future. Professor Sachs was joined by Mayor Karin Wanngård of Stockholm, Sweden and Mayor Monica Fein of Rosario, Argentina. Professor Sachs spoke of the need for a deep transformation toward a...



World Leaders Open COP21 with Calls for Solidarity and Ambition

Opening session follows holding of climate marches in cities around the world Today world leaders gathered at the official opening session of COP21 at the Le Bourget Paris site. The Leaders Session marks the opening of two weeks of negotiations aiming to finalize the first universal, legally binding climate agreement in more than 20 years of talks. In the run up to the summit, over 180 countries have submitted Intended Nationally Determined...



Brazilian Municipalities Take Step Forward on Road to COP 21

During the event "Urban Life Forum: Reflections on the Future of Cities", organized by the Municipality of Belo Horizonte and the National Front of Mayors (FNP) on 17 and 18 November, the host Mayor and President of the FNP, Marcio Lacerda, announced that 27 new mayors have joined the Compact of Mayors. Heading towards the United Nations Climate Convention COP21, 34 Brazilian Mayors are already committed to the global effort,...



ICLEI and Urban Climate Change Research Network to Host Session at Climate Summit for Local Leaders

ICLEI and the Urban Climate Change Research Network will host a joint session at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall on Friday, 4 December from 10.00 to 11.45. Entitled “Science meets Policy for Transformative Action,” the session will promote the second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2) and the Transformative Actions Program (TAP). The ARC3-2, published by Cambridge University Press, is the...



COP21 and Cities & Regions Pavilion Given Green Light

Mayors unite for Climate Summit for Local Leaders Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015, the French government confirmed that the COP21 would be maintained. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo published an open letter stating that "the people of Paris are still standing and more determined than ever to uphold our values of fraternity." She added:  The action of mayors and local leaders on climate...



Compact of Mayors Countdown to COP21

As COP21 approaches, the Compact of Mayors is gathering support from cities around the world. Over 325 cities have now joined the Compact, demonstrating their commitment to international cooperation for local action on climate change. One-hundred-and-seventy-five (54%) of the committed cities are ICLEI members and report their climate commitments on the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) – the world’s leading reporting platform to enhance...



Register your local climate commitments before COP21!

ICLEI calls on all cities, towns, states and regions around the globe to report their climate commitments – on mitigation (or low emission development) and adaptation – in the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR). With just two weeks to go to the international climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris, now is a crucial time to make your voice heard and to have your commitments recognized. The cCR is a freely accessible reporting platform, created for...



EcoMobility Festival 2015 Leaves Legacy for Johannesburg and Sends Clear Message to COP21

The EcoMobility World Festival 2015, organized by the City of Johannesburg in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, comes to a close this weekend with an “eco-block party” in the Sandton Central Business District. A month-long experiment of an ecomobile urban transport system, the Festival allowed commuters to leave their cars at home and encouraged the use of public transport, cycling and walking. Through various...



World Cities Day Brings Urban October to Close

31 October is World Cities Day, marking the end of Urban October. A UN Habitat initiative, Urban October was developed to raise awareness of urban issues, promote participation in sustainable development and engage the international community towards a new urban agenda. Urban October began with World Habitat Day, encouraging us to reflect on the basic right of all people to adequate shelter. It comes to an end with World Cities Day, which...



Local and Subnational Governments on the Road to Paris

On 23 October 2015 in Bonn, Germany, national governments concluded their final drafting session (ADP2.11). This resulted in a text that will be the basis of negotiations for a Paris Climate Package, expected to be the outcome of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21) on 30 November – 11 December 2015 in Paris, France. ICLEI understands the current state of negotiations and their relevance to local and subnational...



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