Local and regional governments at COP23
The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders on Sunday, 12 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany will be the jumping off point for key partnerships that support implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
As part of their commitment to local climate action, local and regional governments are forging strategic partnerships with nations and non-Party climate stakeholders. This is an essential part of building an implementation architecture that fosters innovation and science-driven policymaking.
The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is designed to unlock key partnerships, strengthen collaboration between local and regional governments and facilitate direct interaction with national delegates. It will also act as a launch pad for a number of initiatives and partnerships, pushing for swift, effective and integrated climate action at all levels.
The Summit Dialogues, before and after the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, will shape messages delivered to nations and other climate stakeholders.
The Summit Dialogues include meetings, events and interactions with negotiators building up to the Leaders’ Summit, which will lay the foundations for new initiatives, platforms and declarations to come out of Bonn.
The Cities & Regions Pavilion is the homebase for local and regional governments, offering a space for constant exchanges, meetings and partnership building throughout the full two weeks of the COP.