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 Bonn-Fiji Commitment

Local and regional leaders from around the world have issued the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local and Regional Leaders to Deliver the Paris Agreement at All Levels, a pledge that signals their commitment to bring forward a critical shift in global development.

Schedule

09:45
10:15
10:45
11:15
11:45
12:15
12:45
13:15
13:45
14:15
14:45
15:15
15:45
16:15
16:45
17:15
17:45
18:15
18:45
19:15
19:45
20:15
20:45
21:15
Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Opening session
09:45 - 11:00
A pivotal moment for local and regional climate leadership

Local and regional governments have stepped up to help the world reach the 1.5-degree global target. In the opening remarks of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, leading figures highlight how local and regional governments have contributed to climate action and what they aim to achieve by and beyond 2020 when nations update their Nationally Determined Contributions. This COP can and should be a turning point at which nations, regions, cities and climate stakeholders join forces to meet and push beyond current national commitments.

Master of Ceremony
Cathy Oke, Councilor, Melbourne, Australia, ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member

Session Chair
Christiana Figueres, Vice Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy; Convener, Mission 2020; Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Greetings and Handover from the Leaders´ Summit COP22
Mohand Laenser, President, Fes-Meknès Region; President, Moroccan Association of Regions

Welcome Remarks - Co-Hosts of the Leaders´ Summit COP23
Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor, Bonn, Germany; ICLEI First Vice President
Armin Laschet, Minister-President, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Welcome Remarks - High Level Champion of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
H.E. Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Fiji; COP 23 Presidency

Welcome Remarks - Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Special Address
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor, State of California, USA; Co-Founder, Under2 Coalition; COP23 Special Advisor for States and Regions

Session 1
11:15 - 12:30
New global frameworks, new models for action: Integrating climate and sustainability across all sectors

There are three new international frameworks – the Paris Climate Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals – designed to shape global development in an increasingly urban world. At the local and regional levels, interconnections between climate and sustainability are a part of day-to-day operations. As nations prepare to implement the goals set out in these global frameworks, there are plenty of lessons to be drawn from practices at the subnational level. By linking urban development programs and frameworks with national efforts on climate and sustainability, nations can help ensure local and regional action is even more impactful.

Format
In a panel discussion, speakers set the context and explain how they create linkages between climate and sustainability initiatives at the local and regional level. They will discuss concrete examples of transformations and the challenges on integrating actions, sending the message to nations that systematic integration is needed at all levels.

Session Chair
Dieter Salomon, Lord Mayor, Freiburg, Germany; Member of the Executive Board, Deutscher Städtetag (Association of German Cities)

Panel
Mpho Parks Tau, Councilor, Johannesburg, S. Africa; President, South African Local Government Association (SALGA); President, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Calisto Cossa, President, Municipal Council, Matola, Mozambique
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scotland, UK
Daniël Termont, Mayor, Ghent, Belgium; President, EUROCITIES; Member of the European Board, Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
Huaqing XU, Deputy Director General, National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), People´s Republic of China

Lunch
12:30 - 14:00

Special Address

Special Address
Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse

Session 2A
14:20 - 15:15
Collaborative climate action: Forging ahead through community engagement

Local and regional governments are engaging in new ways to stimulate innovation in partnership with their communities. Their approach demonstrates that the most effective partnerships are diverse, inclusive and span across sectors and all levels of society and government

Format
A moderated debate with local and regional leaders and civil society representatives, looking at how to enhance public and community collaboration – and what models are available for climate action. Speakers briefly present their perspectives before entering into a debate format. Session Chair
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Head, Climate and Energy, WWF; Former Minister of Environment, Peru and COP20 President

Panel
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)
Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, Oslo, Norway; European Green Capital 2019
Clara Doe-Mvogo, Mayor, Monrovia, Liberia
Stefano Bonaccini, President, Emilia Romagna Region, Italy; President, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

Session 2B
14:20 - 16:00
Collaborative climate action: Integrated planning and sustainable investment in cities and regions

As public authorities, local and regional governments are increasingly implementing integrated planning and sustainable investments to address climate challenges, in collaboration with the private sector and the financing community, capitalizing on their skills and assets.

Format
A moderated debate that brings together local and regional leaders with representatives of private sector and finance community. A first round with initial statements, followed by short presentations of selected Summit Initiatives and response by the speakers.

Moderator
Christoph Beier, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Panel
Thomas Kufen, Mayor, Essen, Germany; European Green Capital 2017
Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, USA; Member, US Climate Mayors, US Conference of Mayors, Member of ICLEI Global Executive Committee
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, the World Bank Group
Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen America
Jianqing YIN, Deputy Director-General, Development and Reform Commission, Jiangsu Province, People´s Republic of China
Célestine Ketcha Epse Courtes, Mayor, Municipality of Bagangté, Cameroon; President of the Network of African Local Elected Women (REFELA)

Presentation of select Summit initiatives

Closing Remark
Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Session 3
15:15 - 16:00
Joining forces for transboundary climate action

Collaboration across borders is being leveraged to meet the critical needs of local and regional governments, including the climate vulnerable in Africa, Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. As these partnerships take shape, it is critical that nations, financial institutions and other key climate players also rally behind as these partnerships respond to the challenges of a changing climate.

Format
Local and regional leaders engage in paired storytelling with presentations to explain the issues and solutions they are tackling through their joint collaboration on a given project or initiative.

Session 3
15:15 - 16:00
Joining forces for transboundary climate action

Collaboration across borders is being leveraged to meet the critical needs of local and regional governments, including the climate vulnerable in Africa, Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. As these partnerships take shape, it is critical that nations, financial institutions and other key climate players also rally behind as these partnerships respond to the challenges of a changing climate.

Format
Local and regional leaders engage in paired storytelling with presentations to explain the issues and solutions they are tackling through their joint collaboration on a given project or initiative.

Session Chair:
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Speaker grouping: City-to-city Twinning
Leon Thomas, Mayor, Portmore, Jamaica

Speaker grouping: Region-to-Region Twinning
Robert Didier, Senator President, La Réunion, France; Vice-Chair for Africa, Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4sd)
Henryk Mercik, Vize-Marshall of the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Franz Untersteller, Minister of Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Co-founder of Under2 Coalition

Speaker grouping: Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Maty Mint Hamady, President, the District of Nouakchott, Mauritania; Vice-President, the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV)
Mercè Conesa i Pagès, President, the Province of Barcelona, Spain; Member of the European Board of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Session 4
16:15 - 17:30
Raising the bar through coordinated action across all levels of government

As nations review their Nationally Determined Contributions, they are looking at what has been accomplished so far and what remains to be done to achieve global climate targets. Right now, it is crucial that all levels of government co-create a truly inclusive, coordinated climate action process, which secures a central role for local and regional action in national goals and policies. By accounting for the commitments and actions of local and regional governments and working alongside them, nations will be better positioned to not only meet their goals but also raise the bar on what they aim to accomplish.

Format
Panel discussion

Moderator
Helena Molin Valdés (invited) Head, the Secretariat of Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Panel
Park Won Soon, Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea: ICLEI President; Member of the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor, Tshwane, (Pretoria), S. Africa
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions
H.E. Barnabé Z. Dassigli, Minister, Urban Development, Benin, Chair, the African Union Subcommittee on Decentralization and Local Governance
H.E. Lorna Eden, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji, COP Presidency

Special Address
H.E. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, European Commission; Co-Chair, Global
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)

Closing Session
17:30 - 19:00
We are all uniting for climate

Local and regional governments are proven leaders whose dedication will help fast track global advancements in climate action and sustainable development. They are committed to building strong partnerships – with their communities, with the private sector and with nations and the international community. Now, as national governments define the most effective means for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, one thing is clear: We can go further and faster together.

Master of Ceremony
Cathy Oke, Councilor, Melbourne, Australia, ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member

Moderator
Helena Molin Valdés (invited) Head, the Secretariat of Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

Panel
Park Won Soon, Mayor, Seoul, Republic of Korea: ICLEI President; Member of the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor, Tshwane, (Pretoria), S. Africa
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions
H.E. Barnabé Z. Dassigli, Minister, Urban Development, Benin, Chair, the African Union Subcommittee on Decentralization and Local Governance
H.E. Lorna Eden, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji, COP Presidency

Special Address
H.E. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, European Commission; Co-Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)

Special Address
H.E. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister, Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany

Announcement of Summit initiatives

Announcement of the Summit Declaration and adoption by participants (by acclamation)

Remarks from the Co-Hosts of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders 2017
Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor, Bonn, Germany, ICLEI First Vice President and Armin Laschet, Minister-President, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, together with Session Chairs and a delegation of local and regional leaders

Hand-over of the Summit Declaration to the UNFCCC

Responses from COP23
Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
H.E. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister, the Republic of Fiji and COP23 President

Special Address
Arnold Schwarzenegger, R20 Founding Chair

Reception by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
19:30 - 21:00
Venue: MS RheinEnergie Boat of the Rhine river, UNFCCC Bonn Zone

Overview of the main sessions at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders:

Opening session

A pivotal moment for local and regional climate leadership

Local and regional governments have stepped up to help the world reach the 1.5-degree global target. In the opening remarks of the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, leading figures highlight how local and regional governments have contributed to climate action and what they aim to achieve by and beyond 2020 when nations update their Nationally Determined Contributions. This COP can and should be a turning point at which nations, regions, cities and climate stakeholders join forces to meet and push beyond current national commitments.

 

Session 1

New global frameworks, new models for action: Integrating climate and sustainability across all sectors

There are three new international frameworks – the Paris Climate Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals – designed to shape global development in an increasingly urban world. At the local and regional levels, interconnections between climate and sustainability are a part of day-to-day operations. As nations prepare to implement the goals set out in these global frameworks, there are plenty of lessons to be drawn from practices at the subnational level. By linking urban development programs and frameworks with national efforts on climate and sustainability, nations can help ensure local and regional action is even more impactful.

 

Session 2a

Collaborative climate action: Forging ahead through community engagement

Local and regional governments are engaging in new ways to stimulate innovation in partnership with their communities. Their approach demonstrates that the most effective partnerships are diverse, inclusive and span across sectors and all levels of society and government.

 

Session 2b

Collaborative climate action: Integrated planning and sustainable investment in cities and regions

As public authorities, local and regional governments are increasingly implementing integrated planning and sustainable investments to address climate challenges, in collaboration with the private sector and the financing community, capitalizing on their skills and assets.

 

Session 3

Joining forces for action in climate vulnerable regions

North-south, south-south and east-west models for collaboration are being leveraged to meet the critical needs of local and regional governments in Africa, Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. As these partnerships take shape, it is critical that nations, financial institutions and other key climate players also rally behind vulnerable areas as they manage the impacts of an already changing environment.

 

Session 4

Raising the bar through coordinated action across all levels of government

As nations review their Nationally Determined Contributions, they are looking at what has been accomplished so far and what remains to be done to achieve global climate targets. Right now, it is crucial that all levels of government co-create a truly inclusive, coordinated climate action process, which secures a central role for local and regional action in national goals and policies. By accounting for the commitments and actions of local and regional governments and working alongside them, nations will be better positioned to not only meet their goals but also raise the bar on what they aim to accomplish.

 

Closing session

We are all uniting for climate

Local and regional governments are proven leaders whose dedication will help fast track global advancements in climate action and sustainable development. They are committed to building strong partnerships – with their communities, with the private sector and with nations and the international community. Now, as national governments define the most effective means for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, one thing is clear: We can go further and faster together.

mayor-bonn

We are here to forge new coalitions, to act and collaborate for our climate and to encourage civil society, businesses and our peers in cities and regions to join the #Uniting4Climate movement.

Ashok Sridharan
Lord Mayor, Bonn, Germany
ICLEI First Vice President

laschet

Welcome to the age of sustainable development, local and regional governments will have to shoulder much or even most of the task of enacting programs and schemes that will actually curb climate change.

Armin Laschet
Minister-President,
State of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Co-hosts

  • Armin Laschet
    Armin Laschet Minister-President, State of North RhineWestphalia, Germany

Master of Ceremony

  • Cathy Oke Councilor, Melbourne, Australia, ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member

Special thanks

  • Patricia Espinosa
    Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Frank Bainimarama
    Frank Bainimarama Prime Minister, Republic of Fiji, COP23 President
  • Dr. Gerd Müller
    Dr. Gerd Müller Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Special addresses

  • Maroš Šefčovič
    Maroš Šefčovič Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union
  • H.E. Barbara Hendricks
    H.E. Barbara Hendricks Federal Minister, Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor, State of California, USA
  • Dr. Bertrand Piccard Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger R20 Founding Chair

Mónica Fein, Mayor, Municipality of Rosario, Argentina
Amanda Stone, Mayor, City of Yarra, Australia
Cathy Oke, Councilor, Melbourne City Council, Australia
Simon Brooks, Councilor, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Australia
Ann Ferguson, Mayor, Mount Barker District Council, Australia
Sonja Pitscheider, Deputy Mayor, City of Innsbruck, Austria
Rolf Holub, Regional Minister for Environment, State of Carinthia, Austria
Elvira Marlene Supanz-Holub, , State of Carinthia, Austria
Rudolf Anschober, Regional Minister, State of Upper Austria, Austria
Martine Heyse, Deputy Mayor, City of Ghent, Belgium
Daniël Termont, Mayor, City of Ghent, Belgium
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium
Michel Lebrun, Member of Viroinval Municipal Council, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium
Barnabé Dassigli, Minister, Ministry of Decentralization and Local Governance, Benin
Blaise Onesiphore Glele Ahanhanzo, Mayor, Municipality of Abomey, Benin
Casimir Sossou, Mayor, Town of Aplahoué, Benin
Atrokpo Setondji Luc, Mayor, Zou Department, Benin
Karma Thobgyal, Mayor, Samdrup Jongkhar Municipality, Bhutan
Mariana Daza Von Boeck, Secretary of Environmental Affairs, Municipal Government of La Paz City, Bolivia
Mmachakga Mpho Benjamin Walter Moruakgomo, President, Botswana Assocation of Local Authorities, Botswana
Sylvia Tabitha Muzila, Mayor, City of Francistown, Vice President, Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Botswana
Mariah Brochado Ferreira, State Secretary of Institutional Relations, Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Germano Gomes Vieira, Undersecretary of Environment and Sustainable Development, Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Maria Patrícia Mollmann, Assistant Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development, Government of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ana Maria Pellini, Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development, Government of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Gilberto Perre, Executive Secretary, Municipality of Brasilia, Brazil
Jonas Donizette Ferreira, Mayor, Municipality of Campinas, Brazil
Rogério Menezes, Municipal Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development, Municipality of Campinas, Brazil
Roberto Cláudio Rodrigues Bezerra, Mayor, Municipality of Fortaleza, Brazil
Anna Lorena Leite, Mayor, Municipality of Monteiro, Brazil
Carlos Amastha, Mayor, Municipality of Palmas, Brazil
Mauricio Fernandes da Silva, Secretary, Municipality of Porto Alegre, Brazil
Carlos Maurício Da Fonseca Guerra, Executive Secretary, Municipality of Recife, Brazil
Romero Teixeira Pereira, Executive Secretary, Municipality of Recife, Brazil
Justino Carvalho, Municipal Undersecretary, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Andre Fraga, Secretary, Municipality of Salvador, Brazil
Nélio Aguiar, Mayor, Municipality of Santarém, Brazil
Mauricio Brusadin, Secretary of Environment, Municipality of São Paulo, Brazil
Odette Kayitesi, Deputy Mayor, Town of Busoni, Burundi
Ngwasoh Abel Langsi, Mayor, Municipality of Bafut, Cameroon
Célestine Ketcha Courtès, Mayor, Municipality of Bangangté, Cameroon
Itoe Njio Benjamin, Mayor, Municipality of Dikoume Balue, Cameroon
Jean Paul Nanfack, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Fongo Tongo, Cameroon
Atabong Wung Forndong Martin, Lord Mayor, Municipality of Menji, Cameroon
Andrea Reimer, Councilor, City of Vancouver, Canada
Isabelle Melançon, Minister, Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Co-Chair, The Climate Group States and Regions Alliance, Canada
Jenny Gerbasi, President, FCM – Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada
George Heyman, Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia, Canada
Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, Assistant Deputy Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia, Canada
Bobbi Plecas, Deputy Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia, Canada
Chris Ballard, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Ontario, Canada
David Heurtel, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Government of Quebec, Canada
Óscar Humberto Évora Santos, Mayor, Municipality of Praia, Cape Verde
Émile Gros Raymond Nakombo, Mayor, City of Bangui, Central African Republic
Yujie Liu, Deputy Secretary-General, City Government of Chuzhou, China
Alex Zhang, Deputy Secretary General, Eco Forum Global, China
Xizeng Feng, Chairman, Hexi District People’s Goverment, China
Xinda Pu, Executive Vice Mayor, Jiaxing Nanhu District People’s Government, China
Guifeng Lian, District Mayor, Jizhou District People’s Government, China
Fenglin Liu, Chairman, Jizhou District People’s Government, China
Huaqing Xu, Deputy Director General, National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), China
Song Keding, Deputy Secretary-General, Xiangyang Municipal People’s Government, China
Liu Kun, Deputy President, Xiangyang Municipal People’s Government, China
Hu Xiaolan, Deputy District Mayor, Xiangyang Municipal People’s Government, China
Zhu Xiaoming, Mayor, Zhenjiang Municipal People’s Government, China
Hsien-Wei Lee, Deputy Secretary General, Tainan City Government, Chinese Taipei
Lin-Yi Tsai, Deputy Commissioner, Taipei City Government, Chinese Taipei
Kando Jean Francois, Mayor, City of Pointe Noire, Comoros
Alonso Luna Alfaro, Vice Mayor, Municipality of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Verny Gustavo Valerio Hernandez, Mayor, Municipality of San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica
N’cho Kouaoh Vincent, Vice Governor, Autonomous District of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio, President, Bélier Region and Association of Regions and Districts of Ivory Coast (ARDCI), Cote d’Ivoire
Nasséneba Touré, Mayor, City of Odienne, Cote d’Ivoire
Souleymane Kone, President, Kabadougou Regional Council, Cote d’Ivoire
Joachim Djedje, Président, Région du GOH, Cote d’Ivoire
Aouele Aka, President, Regional Council of Sud Comoe, Cote d’Ivoire
Coffi Moise Jean Louis Moulot, Vice-President, Regional Council of Sud Comoe, Cote d’Ivoire
Lassina Kone, President, Regional Council of Tchologo, Cote d’Ivoire
Diomande Lassina, President, Regional Council of the Bafing, Cote d’Ivoire
Donatien Beugre, President, San Pedrp Regional Council, Cote d’Ivoire
Valter Flego, President, Istria County, Croatia
Adam Kalous, Mayor, Municipality of Jeseník, Czech Republic
Bertha Caspio, Director of Environment, Municipality of Santa Elena, Ecuador
Patricio Cisneros, Provincial Prefect, Municipality of Santa Elena, Ecuador
María Verónica Arias, Secretary of Environment, Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador
Cristian Espinosa, Director of International Relations , Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador
Mauricio Esteban Rodas Espinel, Mayor, Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador
María Cecilia Alvarado Carrión, Vice Prefect, Province of Azuay, Ecuador
Clara Zambrano, Deputy Mayor, Province of Manabí, Ecuador
Ligia Vega, Vice Prefect, Province of Morona Santiago, Ecuador
Ahmed Abdalla, Governor, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
Abdelfattah Tammam, General Secretary, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
Kalev Härk, Mayor, City of Valga, Estonia
Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki, Finland
Elina Rantanen, Chair of City Council, City of Turku, Finland
Jean-Patrick Masson, Vice Mayor, City of Dijon, France
Monique Cordier, Deputy Mayor, City of Marseille, France
Ronan Dantec, Councilor, City of Nantes, France
Roland Ries, Mayor, Strasbourg European Metropolis, Co-President, United Cities and Local Governments, France
Christiane Bouchart, Vice President, European Metropolis of Lille, France
Michèle Sabban, President, R20 – Regions of Climate Action, France
Thierry Burlot, Vice President, Regional Council of Brittany, France
Castiglione Salvatore, Regional Councilor, Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, France
Françoise Coutant, Vice President, Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Alain Jund, Vice President, Strasbourg European Metropolis, France
Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, Mayor, City of Libreville, Gabon
Hilmar Von Lojewski, Councillor for Urban Development, Building, Housing and Traffic, Association of German Cities, Germany
Tobias Eisele, Senior Councilor, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany
Sebastian Engelmann, Personal Assistant to the Minister, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany
Karl Friedrich Franz, Deputy Head, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany
Franz Untersteller, Minister, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany
Reiner Erben, Professional Councilor, City of Augsburg, Germany
René El Saman, City Councillor, City of Bonn, Germany
Christiane Overmans, City Councillor, City of Bonn, Germany
Ashok Sridharan, Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany
Stefan Wagner, Director, City of Bonn, Germany
Bernd Tischler, Lord Mayor, City of Bottrop, Germany
Andreas Wolter, Vice Mayor, City of Cologne, Germany
Ullrich Sierau, Mayor, City of Dortmund, Germany
Eva Jähnigen, Deputy Mayor, City of Dresden, Germany
Thomas Kufen, Mayor, City of Essen, Germany
Simone Raskob, Vice Mayor, CIty of Essen, Germany
Dieter Salomon, Lord Mayor, City of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Erik Schulz, Mayor, City of Hagen, Germany
Eckart Würzner, Mayor, City of Heidelberg, Germany
Claus Walter Vollmer, City Councillor, City of Lahr, Germany
Felicitas Kubala, Mayor, City of Mannheim, Germany
Peter Pluschke, Deputy Mayor of Environment and Health, City of Nürnberg, Germany
Bernd Vöhringer, Mayor, City of Sindelfingen, Germany
Dagmar Becker, Alderman, City of Solingen, Germany
Siegfried Brenke, Vice Mayor, City of Unkel, Germany
Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President, State Government of Baden-Württemberg, Co-Founding Member, Under2 Coalition, Germany
Sebastian Schuster, Administrative Head of District, District of Rhein-Seig, Germany
Gerd Müller, Federal Minister, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Regine Günther, Senator, Federal State of Berlin, Germany
Michael Pollmann, State Secretary, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany
Stefan Wenzel, Government Minister, Hannover Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Germany
Enno Hagenah, Political Coordination, Lower Saxony Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Germany
Achim Dahlen, Head of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, Germany
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister, NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, Germany
Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, Germany
Ernest Arthur, Metropolitan Chief Executive, Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana
Iddrisu Musah, Mayor, City of Tamale, Ghana
Athanasios Anagnostopoulos, Vice Governor in Environment, Climate Change and Flood Protection, Regional Government of Attica, Greece
Nasry Juan Asfura Zablah, Mayor, Municipality of the Central District (Tegucigalpa), Honduras
Lissette Carolina Del Cid Fernandez, First Lady, Municipality of the Central District (Tegucigalpa), Honduras
Zotan Varga, Member, Bekes County Assembly, Hungary
Kata Tutto, Councilor, European Committee of the Regions, Hungary
Ranjit Singh Chavan, President, All India Institute of Local Self Government, India
Ajit Roy, Commissioner, City Corporation of Panaji, India
Nanda Jichkar, Mayor, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, India
Banchhanidhi Pani, Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, India
Neni Moerniaeni Moerfani, Mayor, Bontang City Government, Indonesia
Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor, City of Bogor, Indonesia
Syarif Fasha, Mayor, City of Jambi, Indonesia
Tri Kirana Muslidatun, Spouse of Mayor, City of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Haryadi Suyuti, Mayor, City of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Oswar Muadzin Mungkasa, Deputy Governor, Jakarta Capital City Government, Indonesia
Enda Stenson, Councilor, Leitrim County Council, Ireland
Furio Honsell, Mayor, City of Udine, Italy
Stefano Bonaccini, President, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
Leon Thomas, Mayor, Portmore Municipal Council, Jamaica
Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, Hiroshima City, Japan
Nisreen Alaraj, Advisor, City of Amman, Jordan
Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, Mayor, City of Amman, Jordan
Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat, Kenya
Georges Youssef, Mayor, Municipality of Menjez, Lebanon
Clara Doe Mvogo, Mayor, Monrovia City Corporation, Liberia
Vytautas Kanevicius, Mayor, Kazlu Ruda Municipality, Lithuania
Lalao Harivelo Rakotonirainy Ep. Ravalomanana, Mayor, Municipality of Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Elaliya Menkouss, Vice President, Association of Mayors of Mauritania, Mauritania
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Balloo Nunkoomar, Chairman, Moka District, Mauritius
Sunael Singh Purgus, Chairman, Pamplemousses District, Mauritius
Melisa Mendoza-Díaz, Deputy Secretary of Sustainable Development, Municipality of Cozumel, Mexico
Zaydi Miguelina Salazar Argaez, Deputy Secretary General, Municipality of Cozumel, Mexico
Perla Cecilia Tun-Pech, Mayor, Municipality of Cozumel, Mexico
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Saide Abduremane Amur Gimba, Mayor, Municipal Council of the City of Island of Mozambique, Mozambique
Maria Helena José Correia Langa, Mayor, Municipality of Mandlakazi, Mozambique
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Francelina Sebastiao Nhantumbo, President of Assembly, Municipality of Mandlakazi, Mozambique
Calisto Cossa, Mayor, Municipality of Matola, Mozambique
Fernando Abel Neves, Mayor, Municipality of Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique
Manuel Antonio Alculete De Araujo, Mayor, Municipality of Quelimane, Mozambique
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Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha, Mayor, Dhulikhel City, Nepal
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Michiel Scheffer, Minister, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
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Theo Bovens, Kings Commissioner, Province of Limburg, Netherlands
Penelope Hulse, Ward Councilor, Auckland Council, New Zealand
Dave Cull, Mayor, Dunedin City Council, New Zealand
Absalon Marinez Navas, Mayor, Municipality of Corinto, Nicaragua
Buraimoh Valentine Oluwaseyi, Mayor, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Nigeria
Emmanuel Lanre Bamigboye, Mayor, Mushin Local Government Area, Nigeria
Caroline Usikpedo-omoniye, National President, Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace and Development, Nigeria
Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, Governor, Oyo State Government, Nigeria
Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Oyo State Government, Nigeria
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Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport, City of Oslo, Norway
Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, City of Oslo, Norway
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Gunn Marit Helgesen, President, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, Norway
Issam Jouda, Mayor, Jabalia Municipality, Palestine
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Art Sherwin Gabon, Vice Mayor, City of Catbalogan, Philippines
Stephany Tan, Mayor, City of Catbalogan, Philippines
Herbert Constantine Bautista, Mayor, Local Government of Quezon City, Philippines
Mariusz Skiba, Deputy Mayor, City of Katowice, Poland
Magdalena Piasecka, Deputy Mayor, City of Wrocław, Poland
Henryk Mercik, Vice-Marshal, Silesia Province, Poland
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Catalin Mugurel Flutur, Mayor, Municipality of Botosani, Romania
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Mircia Gutau, Mayor, Municipality of Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
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Rade Rajkovic, Speaker of the Assembly, Niš City Assembly, Serbia
Andrew Leonard Mua, Mayor, Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands
David William Bryant, Councilor, City of Cape Town, South Africa
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Ndosi Gladys Shongwe, Member of Mayoral Committee for Environment, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
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Njabulo Ricardo Mthembu, Mayor, KwaDukuza Local Municipality, South Africa
Weziwe Gcotyelwa Thusi, Minister, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Nonhlanhla Omic Mkhize, Director-General, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Mpho Parks Tau, President, United Cities and Local Governments, President, South African Local Government Association, South Africa
Anton Coetsee, Mayoral Speaker, South African Local Government Association, South Africa
Zandile Ruth Gumede, Executive Mayor of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, South African Local Government Association, South Africa
Fulufhelo Florence Radzilani, Mayor of Vhembe Municipality, South African Local Government Association, South Africa
Micheal Amos Masina, Executive Mayor, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, South Africa
Tshepiso Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility, Barcelona City Council, Spain
Frederic Ximeno, Commissioner for Ecology, Barcelona City Council, Spain
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Maria Elena Moreno Zaldibar, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Environment, Basque Government, Spain
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Juan Espadas Cejas, Mayor, Municipality of Seville, President of the Spanish Network of Cities for Climate, Spain
Jose Ignacio Asensio Bazterra, Minister of Environment and Hydraulic Works, Province of Gipuzkoa, Spain
Kumara Dhammika Maha Muhandiramge, Deputy Mayor, Galle Municipal Council, Sri Lanka
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Nuwara Pakshage Pradeep Nishantha Tilakaratne, Municipal Commissioner, Kurunegala Municipal Council, Sri Lanka
Myrna Persson, Chairman of the Environmental Committee, Botkyrka Municipality, Sweden
Robert Steffens, 2nd Deputy Chair, Environmental Committee, Botkyrka Municipality, Sweden
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor, City of Malmö, Sweden
Katarina Luhr, Vice Mayor for Environment, City of Stockholm, Sweden
Kerstin Gunilla Agneta Granström, Vice Chair of the Regional Executive Committee, Norrbotten Regional Council, Sweden
Magnus Berntsson, President, Västra Götaland Regional Council, President, Assembly of European Regions, Sweden
Eva Hallström, County Councillor, Värmland Regional Council, Sweden
Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker, Deputy Mayor, Växjö Municipality, Sweden
Anna Tenje, Mayor, Växjö Municipality, Sweden
Elisabeth Ackermann, President, City of Basel, Switzerland
Armand Bernard Jost, President, R20 – Regions of Climate Actions, Switzerland
Isaya Mwita Charles Marwa, Lord Mayor, Dar Es Salaam City Council, Tanzania
Juma Mohamed Satmah, Council Chairperson, Masasi District Council, Tanzania
Khatib Abdulrahman Khatib, Lord Mayor, Zanzibar Municipal Council, Tanzania
Panu Rojanavasu, Deputy Mayor, Chiang Mai Municipality, Thailand
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Kodjo Tsro Fogan Adegnon, Mayor, City of Lomé, Togo
Tagba Atafeyinam Tchalim, General Secretary, City of Lomé, Togo
Gaye Doganoglu, Municipal Council Member, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey
Yücel Barakazi, Mayor, Bingöl Municipality, Turkey
Hicran Hamza Çelikyay, Municipal Council Member, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey
Gülcemal Fidan, Deputy Mayor, Kartal Municipality, Turkey
Kayanja Vincent De Paul, Mayor, Entebbe Municipality, Uganda
Erias Lukwago, Lord Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda
Margaret Serunjoji, Mayoress, Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda
Emmanuel Serunjoji, Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda
Joseph Lomonyang, Vice President, ULGA – Uganda Local Government Association, Uganda
Vladyslav Skalskyy, Deputy Mayor, Vinnytsia City Council, Ukraine
Steven Heddle, Councilor and Spokesperson for Environment and Economy, COSLA – Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, United Kingdom
Andrew Cooper, Councilor, Kirklees Council, European Committee of the Regions, United Kingdom
Rebecca Ashcroft, Higher Executive Officer, Welsh Government, United Kingdom
Richard Bloom, Assembly Member, California Assembly, United States
Maria Cristina Garcia, Assembly Member, California Assembly, United States
Alexa Kleystebuer, Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Affairs, California Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Matthew Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection, California Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, Chair, United Nations Development Group, United Statesins
Matthew Appelbaum, Council Member, City of Boulder, Colorado, United States
Samuel Weaver, Council Member, City of Boulder, Colorado, United States
James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, Indiana, United States
Frank Klipsch, Mayor, City of Davenport, Iowa, United States
Tm Franklin Cownie, Mayor, City of Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Anthony Shorris, First Deputy Mayor, City of New York, United States
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Pam O’Connor, Council Member, City of Santa Monica, California, United States
Edward Winterer, Mayor, City of Santa Monica, California, United States
Lionel Johnson, Jr., Mayor, City of St. Gabriel, Louisiana, United States
Daniel Ketchell, Chief of Staff, R20 – Regions of Climate Action, United States
Heather Milligan, Companion, R20 – Regions of Climate Action, United States
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chairman, R20 – Regions of Climate Action, United States
Ben Cardin, Senator, State of Maryland, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, United States
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor, State of California, United States
Anne B. Gust, First Lady, State of California, United States
Brian Schatz, Senator, State of Hawaii, United States
Edward Markey, Senator, State of Massachusetts, United States
Jeff Merkley, Senator, State of Oregon, United States
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Ellen Cohen, Commissioner, Sustainability Commission, Town of San Anselmo, California, United States
M Brigid Shea, County Commissioner, Travis County, Texas, United States
Robert Orr, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Change, United Nations Secretary-General, United States
Temis Manon Kenery, Councilor, Port Vila Municipal Council, Vanuatu
Ulrich Sumptoh, Lord Mayor, Port Vila Municipal Council, Vanuatu
Freddy Kapuya, Mayor, Municipality of Redcliff, Zimbabwe
Pinias Rabson Mushayavanhu, Mayor, Town of Ruwa, Zimbabwe
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