Building the architecture for inclusive and ambitious climate action

ICLEI was at COP22 from November 7-18 in Marrakech with high level representatives from over 50 cities, towns and regions, helping to build the Paris Agreement implementation architecture. During this COP, local and subnational governments further positioned themselves as vital partners in shaping and implementing the international architecture and the coordinated efforts of committed non-Party actors.

Read more about our analysis of what local and subnational governments brought to the table at this COP or browse the contents below to find everything you need to know about key outcomes and events involving local and subnational governments. 

Marrakech Partnership

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action aims at connecting the actions of nations and other climate stakeholders

Low-Emissions Solutions Conference

The COP22 solutions-driven conference for governments, businesses, science and academia.


Highlights of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency at the UNFCCC, facilitated by ICLEI as its focal point.


Official UNFCCC COP22 outcomes

Visit the official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website to browse through the official COP22 outcomes. 


Webinar on COP22 Outcomes or Local and Regional Governments

Agathe Cavicchioli,
Project Officer, Low Carbon Cities Team, ICLEI

H.E. Aziz Mekouar,
COP22 Presidency Steering Committee Ambassador for Multilateral Negotiations
(Speaking in Morning session)

Zineb Alaoui Mdaghri,
COP22 Presidency Steering Committee, Civil Society Activities Pole
(Speaking in Afternoon session)

Yunus Arikan,
Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, LGMA Focal Point, ICLEI

Susanne Nolden,
Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability, City of Bonn 

Watch the webinar recordings here: 

Download the presentation here: 


Key Resources

In case you missed it, here is everything you need to read about local and subnational governments at COP22.

And don't forget to check all our COP22 photos !



At Marrakech Summit, local and subnational governments chart a path to strengthen climate action

The second Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders was held on 14 November 2016 in parallel to COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The summit convened 1,100 participants from 114 countries, representing over 780 local and subnational governments, continuing the momentum build last year at the successful Climate Summit for Local Leaders in Paris City Hall. The summit culminated with the...



Local and subnational governments prove their climate commitments

The newly released 2015-2016 carbonn Climate Registry Digest shows that local and subnational governments in the ICLEI Network – from small communities, megacities and large subnational states – are well positioned to contribute to and even raise the ambitions of national climate commitments over the long and short term.Here are the key numbers:Out of the 726 entities accounted for in this carbonn Climate Registry analysis, 86 cities...



COP22 Low-Emission Solutions Conference emphasizes need for strong leadership, sound climate policies and effective economic mechanisms

Marrakech, 17 November 2016: For the first time in COP history, the COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) mobilized leaders from business, government, cities, science and academia to discuss solutions and new technologies for implementing the Paris Agreement. The three-day LESC offered an in-depth analysis of key technologies and low-carbon systems, engaging more than 100 speakers and 500 participants.



Photo credits

Palais el-Badii: copyright David Stanley

Spices: copyright ColinHouston

Marrakech: copright VladimerShioshvili

Marrakech: copyright Nathan Guy

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