"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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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 31 January 2014 the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change....Read more
Addressing the C40 Mayors Summit 2014 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres recognizes the leadership of cities in advancing the global climate change agenda and outlines specific actions cities can take to become more vocal in the international dialogue regarding climate change response. 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
Amid IPCC report, over 50 mayors from 30 countries affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions[more]
Organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH[more]
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