Climate change

Climate Change: UCLG and partners at COP22

The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. This COP, coming after the P

Local and regional authorities, key actors in COP22

Following the adoption of the Paris Agreements during COP21 in December 2015, the Member States of the Convention on Climate Change have 5 years to define the concrete policies that will enable them to reach the emissions reductions and other commitments they agreed to undertake. 

From Paris to the Streets: Cities Lead in Implementing Global Climate Action


IPCC to give cities special focus

A successful #CitiesIPCC campaign by city networks and urban stakeholders has resulted in a decision by the IPCC to pay special attention to cities in its work programme towards 2028.


Support the Campaign: IPCC Cities and Climate Change Report

UCLG has joined the proposal for the preparation of a Special Report on Cities and Climate Change. Along with ICLEI and C40, the three networks are mobilizing their members and partners to advocate for the Special Report.

Now our job is to translate the Paris agreement into an action plan

The Paris Agreement, approved by the Parties, states that global warming should be limited to below 2 degrees Celsius, but strives to pursue a 1.5-degree target.

“From COP21 to Habitat III” and the UCLG Executive Bureau in Paris

On 5 December, UCLG held two important meetings for local and regional governments in the framework of the COP21 in Paris, “From COP21 to Habitat III”, a seminar on the social dimensions of climate action in Saint- Denis, and the UCLG Executive Bureau at Paris City Hall. Debates at both e

The Paris City Hall Declaration: a decisive contribution to COP21

Representatives of cities, regions and local governments from around the world gathered for the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall on 4 December, at the invitation of Mayor of Paris and UCLG Co-President, Anne Hidalgo, and convened by Michael R. Bloomberg U.N.


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