As national governments move towards the 2020 revision of the NDCs, the legacy of COP24 will drive the local climate advocacy agenda for 2019. COP24 in Katowice gave us a detailed rulebook on implementing the Paris Agreement and concluded the year-long Talanoa Dialogue, bringing local and regional governments into the consultation process. This report covers the key outcomes of COP24 and the 2019 Climate Advocacy Agenda.
This synthesis report offers guidance and context around how national governments can leverage subnational climate efforts in support of national goals. Drawing on the outcomes of more than 60 multilevel dialogues – the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues – this document highlights the value of multilevel climate action, inclusive policy making and the Talanoa process.
Local and regional governments have a key role in climate action and dialogues happening at the subnational, national and global levels. Local and regional governments are advancing climate action across the world. They are transforming urban areas into low emission, climate resilient spaces that safeguard the long term interests of their citizens.
The Multilevel Climate Action Playbook Second Edition is a guide for subnational authorities, drawing on examples from different levels for both mitigation and adaptation. It emphasizes collaboration between various stakeholders, including governments, civil society, indigenous communities, researchers, and businesses, and highlights connections with climate, sustainable development, urban development, and biodiversity initiatives.
The SUP initiative has created a companion series to the official IPCC reports, presenting climate change science for urban contexts. Alongside the SUP reports, this Action Agenda has been released, gathering insights from city and business leaders to establish a platform for co-creating and scaling urban solutions based on science.
Launched in 2015 at COP21 and coordinated by Regions4, RegionsAdapt is the pioneering initiative that brings together leading states and regions on climate change adaptation. Through data analysis from 32 regions paired with 8 qualitative interviews, the 2021-2022 report focuses on capturing the actions and progress of subnational governments to adapt to climate change risks.
Climate action is undertaken by multiple actors across multiple levels of governance and for this reason climate governance has been established as a multi-level governance (MLG) process. But to what extent is MLG delivering climate-resilient outputs? What are the challenges that MLG brings, and how can subnational governments deal with and further address these challenges?
This report provides a synthesis of mitigation and adaptation progress elements through local governments’ initiatives and networks, case studies of cities and regions aligning their public policies to reach climate and urban development objectives, and “around the world in 80 climate initiatives” illustrating the trends of actions in 10 local public policies.