The LGMA Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP27

The home of cities and regions at COP27 | Sharm-El-Sheikh | 6-18 Nov 2022

LGMA Multilevel Action Pavilion

On the road to COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency to the UN recalled its success from the year before to see “multilevel action” enshrined in the Glasgow Climate Pact. This new era of the Paris Agreement was opened so that, at COP27, our attention turned toward #MultilevelActionDelivers as a galvanizing intention. At its most fundamental, our goal for COP27 centered on enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions in the next phase of the Paris Agreement built through collaborations across all levels of government.

Pavilion agenda

As the home for local and regional governments in the UNFCCC COP27 Blue Zone, the pavilion featured an agenda which hosted over 55 sessions of rich programming and meaningful dialogues, showcasing that #MultilevelActionDelivers with support from over 45 organizations.

Two weeks of high-level success

The high-level champions announced daily multilevel themes for COP26. For each day of the main proceedings, the Pavilion connected the overarching themes for debate and knowledge exchange with success stories of subnational climate action and collaboration. Here, the national discussions and decisions were made locally relevant.

The Agendas at a glance

An overview of the official UNFCCC and LGMA events at COP27.

What they’re saying about COP

“COP was always seen as an event reserved for national governments, but this has changed to include cities. Cities have different vulnerabilities and different emissions. We need a local dimension and localized solutions to take climate action.” – Rudiger Ahrend, Head of the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship

“There is a strong correlation between countries that have registered increases in their national climate ambitions and those that have collaborated among all levels of government.” – Yunus Arikan, ICLEI Head of Global Advocacy; UNFCCC LGMA Focal Point


The LGMA Multilevel Action Pavilion at UNFCCC COP27 would not have been possible without the support from its partners.