Virtual event


6 July 2020 15:00-16:00 (UTC+01:00)

The role of subnational governments in long-term climate strategies: experiences from consultative processes

GIZ internal webinar, 6 July 2020, 3-4pm


Subnational governments play a fundamental role in implementing climate action and achieving sustainable development. Home to half of the world’s population, cities and regions generate up 80% of global GDP and account for about 70% of global carbon emissions. Therefore, bringing local and regional authorities on board for long-term climate action represents key levers for developing a climate strategy. Through what is known as Collaborative Climate Action, the necessary policy process hinges on meaningful interaction between national and subnational governments, across sectors, and relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. business, academia, NGOs and civil society).

This webinar deals with collaborative climate action at the examples of consultative processes in Slovenia and Chile.


  1. Participants gain an understanding on how to engage subnational governments in developing long-term strategies, and on the concept of collaborative climate action.
  2. Participants discuss and learn about good practices from country experiences.

Target audience

Experts in climate governance and urban development (GIZ/LEDS GP internal webinar). If you would like to participate in this online session, please get in touch via CPMUD@giz.de.


The webinar is organized by the GIZ projects Climate Policy Meets Urban Development (CPMUD), working on enhancing NDCs and LTS through Collaborative Climate Action, and the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), a platform of climate leaders providing an enabling environment for collaborative and ambitious climate action, learning and peer to peer exchange—whose global secretariat is hosted by the Support Program for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA). Both projects are commissioned by the BMU.