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Wrapping up COP22
ICLEI was in Marrakech with high level representatives from over 50 cities, towns and regions, helping to build the Paris Agreement implementation architecture. Here is what you need to know about key outcomes and events involving local and subnational governments.
Building the architecture for inclusive and ambitious climate action

COP22 focused on building the architecture needed to implement Paris Agreement climate goals. In Marrakech, local and subnational governments further positioned themselves as vital partners in shaping and implementing the international architecture and the coordinated efforts of committed non-Party actors. Here is our analysis of what local and subnational governments brought to the table at this COP.
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Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action

Key events under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, which aims to connect the actions of nations and other climate stakeholders
Climate Champions Hakima El Haite and Laurence Tubiana launched the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to catalyz action among nations and climate stakeholders between 2017 and 2020. Read the announcement or the UN press release or watch the high level event on accelerating climate action
Cities and Human Settlements theme delivers urban resilience action proposals

ICLEI and partners called for structured dialogue between the urban resilience community, national and international partners and increased urban resilience finance. Read the highlights, final report or UN press release
Low-Emissions Solutions Conference puts technological innovation at the heart of COP22

Government, business, science and academia emphasized the need for strong leadership, sound climate policies and effective economic mechanisms. Read the press release or IISD bulletin
Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency

Highlights from the Local Governments and Munipal Authorities Constituency, facilitated by ICLEI as the focal point
On 17 November, Brahim Hafidi, President of the Region of Souss Massa and Vice President of the Association of Moroccan Regions, spoke on behalf of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency at the high level segments with ministers.
Local and subnational governments chart a path to strengthen climate action

The 2nd Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders resulted in the Marrakech Roadmap for Action, which outlines steps towards equipping local and subnational governments with the resources they need. Read more
High Level Dialogue on Means of Implementation · Ulrich Sumptoh, Mayor, Port Vila, Vanuatu · Read intervention
High Level Dialogue on Finance · Mme Toure Nasseneba Diane Maire d'Odienne, Vice President of the Federation of Cities and Towns of the Ivory Coast and Member of the Network for Locally Elected Women of Africa, UCLGA · Read intervention in French

COP22 High Level Segment · Brahim Hafidi, President of the Region of Souss Massa and Vice President of the Association of Moroccan Regions · Read intervention

COP22 Closing Plenary · Ronan Dantec, Councillor, Nantes, France and UCLG Climate Spokesperson · Read intervention in French
Other ICLEI news and events

Highlights from over 20 events ICLEI engaged in throughout COP22
The ICLEI Network proves its climate committment

726 cities, towns and regions reporting to the carbonn Climate Registry have committed to reduce their emissions by more than 1 billion tons by 2020. 87 have also reported energy and climate targets for 2050. Read more
Science-based policymaking seen as essential to local climate action

ICLEI and the German Advisory Council on Global Change convened an official side event to highlight the importance of science-based policy and decision-making among local and subnational governments. View photos
Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100% renewable energy

In a first-of-its-kind event, governments forming the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) joined cities, regions, business and civil society to pioneer the shift to 100% renewable energy. Read more
Multilevel governance positioned as critical to zero-carbon future

The Japan Ministry of the Environment, OECD and ICLEI convene ministers and local leaders to look at how multilevel partnerships will deliver us to a zero-carbon, sustainable future. View photos
COP22 photos
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Feature flag photo: IISD Reporting Services
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