The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will be held on 12 November in Bonn, Germany, and is the premier gathering of local and regional governments at COP23. It is the jumping off point for key initiatives and partnerships that support implementation of the Paris Agreement, demonstrating that when cities, regions, businesses, communities and all levels of government join forces, it makes climate action stronger and more effective. This is critical in every part of the world, and particularly in climate vulnerable areas of the Global South and in small island developing nations (SIDS).
The Summit Dialogues includes eight consecutive days of heightened activity by local and regional governments to shape messages delivered to nations and other climate stakeholders. Taking place from 8 to 15 November, before and after the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the Dialogues feature meetings, events and interactions with negotiators, laying the foundation for new initiatives, platforms and declarations to come out of Bonn.
Africa Day will be hosted at the Cities and Regions Pavilion on Thursday 9 November and will include the following sessions: