31 October 2022

Connect with ICLEI Europe at COP27

At COP26 in ICLEI Member Glasgow (or: the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties), we proved that the #Time4MultilevelAction had come. Now, we are demonstrating that #MultilevelActionDelivers at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt).

ICLEI is the official focal point for the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency to the UN climate negotiations.

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Our four-point advocacy agenda for COP27 – namely: enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through multilevel action, addressing unfinished business, welcoming the first Climate & Urbanisation Ministerial, and empowering Africa and the MENA Region – recognises that we are in climate emergency mode, and multilevel action is ready to deliver in response.

In addition to our role as LGMA focal point, the ICLEI Europe team will be on the ground at COP27 contributing expertise and advocating for the crucial role of local and regional authorities. Here is where you will be able to find ICLEI Europe throughout COP27 – please note that the times indicated correspond to the local time in Sharm el Sheikh (i.e. UTC+2):

At the Multilevel Action Pavilion (more info):

  • 11 November, 15:00-16:30: ICLEI Europe is organising and moderating a session on “The road to carbon neutrality and resilience in cities: a journey of innovation, technology adoption, and partnerships development”.
  • 12 November, 10:00-11:30: ICLEI Europe, ICLEI Africa, and ICLEI South America are co-organising an event on “Feeding the city for healthy people, landscapes, and climate”.
  • 14 November, 13:30-15:00: ICLEI Europe is involved in a session on “Achieving energy security, independence, and sustainability with renewable-focused local action”.
  • 15 November, 13:30-16:30: ICLEI Europe Regional Director Wolfgang Teubner will be involved in moderating and contributing to a session on “The Global Covenant of Mayors Multilevel Climate Action Playbook”.

At the EU Pavilion (more info):

  • 17 November, 11:00-12:00: In our role supporting the Covenant of Mayors - Europe, ICLEI has informed a “Climate-neutral and smart cities with and for citizens” session.
  • 17 November, 12:00-13:00: ICLEI Deputy Director Mark Hidson will speak at a session on “Local Green Deals – Implementing global ambitions at the local level”.
  • 17 November, 12:30-13:30: ICLEI Coordinator Carsten Rothballer will be joining virtually to moderate a session on “How regions with heavy industry can manage a just transition: leaving no one behind”.

At the Food4Climate Pavilion (more info):

  • 12 November, 16:15-17:30: ICLEI will speak at a session on moving “From local to global governance: aligning action for sustainable food system transformation”.

As a reminder, the times indicated above are in UTC+2. Note that much of Europe is currently one hour behind.

For more information, watch this video to hear Yunus Arikan, Head of Advocacy at ICLEI, reflect on the outcomes of COP26 and preview what is in the cards at COP27.