From 11th to 13th May, ICLEI hosted the Malmö Summit as part of the ICLEI World Congress. Multi-level Climate Action was one of the major topics.

The 2021 Mexico Forum brought together representatives from local, regional, national and international levels with the aim to enhance collaborative climate action.

The article “Aspiration enhancing cooperation”, published in the journal Development and Cooperation reflects upon the importance of collaborative climate action and the benefits thereof.

Summary of the event launching the policy brief “Localising NDCs with inspiration from the 2030 Agenda – A closer look at Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) and Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)”.

The Collaborative Climate Action report was officially launched on with contributions elaborating on the importance of subnational and multi-level climate action, as well as practical examples from Indonesia.

NDCs provide an opportunity to enhance subnational climate action and institutionalise multi-level climate governance, as our analysis of NDCs from Colombia, Peru and Kenya highlights.

The updated version of the Leipzig Charter is the central document for integrated urban development in Europe and is strong on demanding self-confident action from cities and emphasising multi-level collaboration.

GIZ, UN Habitat and the NDCP Partnership hosted a joint event focussing on the question of how to secure multi-level coordination of climate action measures in light of COVID19, and what urban climate action can contribute to the NDCs and post-COVID recovery.

Joining the calls for a global green recovery, local and national decision-makers from Kenya and the Philippines shared best practices of collaboration across governance levels.