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Climate and resilience

Climate and resilience

Local and regional government networks, both specialist and generalist, have long taken a leading role in the climate agenda. Local and regional government initiatives, such as the Local Government Climate Roadmap (2007) for advocacy, and the Global Covenant of Mayors (2016), are driving climate action and monitoring and reducing carbon emissions from the ground up.

The Global Taskforce has followed the international climate negotiations closely since its establishment in 2013, highlighting the work already being done by local and regional governments to tackle climate change and calling for increased access to international funding mechanisms to allow them to play their full role in implementing the Paris Agreements.

The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which recognizes the role of local and regional governments in this area, particularly in building communities that are resilient to disasters, offers new opportunities for our constituency