Since 2002, Regions4 has elevated the voice of regional governments and represented them in climate fora, primarily the UNFCCC Conferences. Regions4:
Thanks to our collective work, today the UNFCCC recognises the relevance of subnational governments in ensuring the effective implementation of international agreements and decisions: from COP16 (2010) with the recognition of the need to engage local and subnational governments as key governmental stakeholders in the climate process, to COP21 (2015) when the Paris Agreement affirmed the importance of cooperation with cities and regional governments in achieving global targets.
At COP26 (2021) we will continue to catalyse subnational climate leadership, and advocate for a multi-level governance to bring adaptation and resilience to the centre of the global agenda.
More than 70 regions committed to adapting their territories to climate change though increased ambition.
Member of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Major Group and the collective roadmap towards a multi-level action COP.
Member of the Climate Resilience Working Group.
Named official partner to represent regional governments for a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience.
A number of statements and interventions have been delivered to feed into global decision-making processes.