The climate negotiations, in the framework of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will take place from 1 to 12 December in Lima, Peru. High expectations are placed upon the so-called COP 20 (Lima) , as it should pave the way for reaching a global agreement to follow the Kyoto Protocol at COP 21 in Paris next year.
Local and regional governments have traditionally been very active in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation efforts, as well as in providing concrete inputs to the intergovernmental negotiations. An important mobilization is expected next year when the UCLG World Council will coincide with COP 21. Many members of UCLG will be attending, supporting the local and regional government delegation, mobilized on the occasion of COP 20. A number of events have been organized by local and regional government organizations and their partners during the two weeks (click here to see the full programme).