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.
More than 70 regions committed to adapting their territories to climate change.
Regions4 acts as the co-focal point of the human settlements group.
More than 50 Cities and Regions Dialogues were held in 37 countries in 2018 contributing to the UNFCCC process.
A number of statements and interventions have been delivered to feed into global decision-making processes.