“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


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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News Archive



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...



Registration Open for the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015

Two week program to highlight Transformative Actions Program As international climate change negotiations proceed at COP21 in Paris, local and regional climate action will be front and center at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015. As the central point for cities and regions at COP21, the Cities & Regions Pavilion invites mayors, governors, municipal leaders, civil society leaders, businesses and financiers to engage in lively...



Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg to co-chair "Climate Summit for Local Leaders" in Paris in December

Next December, Paris will host the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), during which tens of thousands of participants from all continents will join forces to plan shared action against climate change. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, yesterday announced that they will co-chair the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, which will take...



Over 800 non-Party stakeholders to participate in World Summit Climate & Territories

On 1-2 July, ICLEI is joining over 800 non-Party stakeholders from civil society and local and subnational governments at the World Summit Climate & Territories. The Summit, organized by the Region Rhône-Alpes, will be held in Lyon, France, in what constitutes the biggest gathering of non-Party stakeholders before the COP21 in Paris. French President François Hollande will speak at the event, along with Ségolène Royal (Minister for Ecology,...



Roadmap brochure for an inclusive and ambitious climate regime

On the eve of climate talks in Bonn, ICLEI has published an advocacy document encouraging all parties to move forward with an inclusive and ambitious approach in preparation for COP21 in Paris. Bonn has been the arena of several successful climate talks in the past as well as being the host city of the Resilient Cities Congress since 2010. Today, as of June 2015, we are yet again at a critical junction for the future of the...



Friends of Cities: Multi-level partnerships for scaling up local action

The engagement of all levels of government – local, subnational and national – is essential when tackling climate change. They are also highly dependent on one another to effectively plan and coordinate unitedly for achieving their respective (shared) climate targets. The city level plays an important role in instituting climate change mitigation and adaptation, including disaster risk management, in a specific geographical area where...



TAP the potential of local and regional climate action! – Launch of the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) application process

A critical obstacle to the realization of much-needed local and subnational actions across the globe is the range of difficulties in accessing funding, as well as the lack of bankable projects. To address these issues, the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) was launched on 5 May 2015. The TAP invites cities and other subnational governments to submit their transformative climate action projects – particularly those that still require...



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