Local and regional governments at COP23
The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders 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.
The Summit Dialogues are a stretch of heightened activity by local and regional governments shape messages delivered to nations and climate stakeholders. Taking place 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.
The Cities & Region Pavilion is the home base for local and regional governments at COP. With a diverse program throughout the full two weeks, the Pavilion offers a space for events, exchanges, meetings and partnership building.