At the plenary meeting of the COP and CMP on 7 November 2017, ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability in its capacity as the focal point of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency delivered an intervention focusing on matters relating to the technical examination processes on mitigation and adaptation. Jisun Hwang, Senior Climate Advocacy at ICLEI World Secretariat delivered the intervention.
The full statement is posted in the UNFCCC website. Below are the excerpts on the main points of the intervention.
We would like to take this opportunity to underscore that the LGMA constituency representing local and regional governments facilitated by ICLEI has been one of the strongest contributors to the technical examination processes on mitigation and adaptation by operationalising integrated policy frameworks and multilevel governance mechanisms on mitigation and adaptation in building a safer, more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future.
We reaffirm our continued support with a view to increasing the effectiveness of the TEP M and A by contributing to the sharing of lessons learned and opportunities identified for actions with high mitigation and adaptation potential, including those with sustainable development co-benefits at the local and regional level.
Through TEP on mitigation and adaptation, we look forward to continuing our focus on the implementation of practices and technologies that are substantial, scalable and replicable, with a view to promoting voluntary cooperation on concrete actions in relation to identified mitigation and adaptation opportunities in accordance with NDCs by mainstreaming them into formulation of climate policy by cities and other subnational authorities.