Advocacy

About the Local Government Climate Roadmap

Leading local government associations world-wide, representing communities around the globe, are driving the Local Government Climate Roadmap, a process started in December 2007, during COP 13, to advocate for a strong and comprehensive post-2012 global climate agreement, to be adopted at the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, December 2009.

The efforts of local governments and their associations in the international climate negotiations are aimed to emphasise the crucial role of cities and local governments in climate protection, and that this key role will be recognised in the post-2012 climate regime.

The global partners of the LG Climate Roadmap are ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Metropolis, the C40 Climate Leadership Group, and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change. All of them are working together with their regional and national associations, networks and partners.

Conference of the Parties 15 in Copenhagen

The 18th of December marked the end of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This historic event was attended by over 100 heads of state and national representatives. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - facilitated a delegation of more than 1100 local government representatives from across the globe through the Local Government Climate Roadmap process. ICLEI was also host to the Local Government Climate Lounge, which was situated in the heart of the Bella Centre, where the climate talks were being held. For outcomes of the COP15, see the UNFCCC and COP15 websites.

For more information, visit the websites for the Local Government Climate Roadmap and Local Government Climate Lounge, or download the Climate Lounge report and the Climate Roadmap report.

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Local Government Climate Roadmap – from Copenhagen to Cancun to South Africa

The Local Government Climate Roadmap - an advocacy journey coordinated by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, began at the UNFCCC COP13 in Bali in 2007, while accompanying the UN Climate negotiations on the road to COP15. Since Bali 2007, Local Governments have tirelessly campaigned for, and achieved, preliminary referencing to subnational and local governments by national negotiators as part of the Local Government Climate Roadmap process. Continued through the Local Climate Lounge in Copenhagen last year, ICLEI is once more preparing to actively participate in Cancun in Mexico, as part of the UNFCCC COP16 climate talks.

As part of our activities linked to COP16, ICLEI co-convenes and co-organises the World Climate Summit for Mayors with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change in Mexico City on 21 November 2010, immediately following the UCLG World Congress and pre-ceding UNFCCC COP16. The World Climate Summit for Mayors will bring mayors together from across the globe to strengthen the international mechanism for the advocacy and action of local governments at COP16 and beyond.

Please see ICLEI’s UNFCCC COP15 Local Climate Lounge Report and Towards COP16 and COP17 Report for more.

Project Final Report available here.

From Copenhagen to Cancun to South Africa publication available here.

 
 
 
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