Stories about Collaborative Climate Action

Explore information on collaborative climate action, events, and policy trends. The Stories database contains event summaries from us and our partners, analyses and news on multi-level climate governance.

ICLEI World Congress – “You need the national government to set high targets”

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.
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CCFLA Mexico Forum – Advancing Collaborative Climate Action for Successful Project Preparation

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

Collaborative Climate Action – Aspiration enhancing Cooperation

The article “Aspiration enhancing cooperation”, published in the journal Development and Cooperation reflects upon the importance of collaborative climate action and the benefits thereof.
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Localising NDCs with inspiration from the 2030 Agenda – Launch of Policy Brief

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)".
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Collaborative Climate Action – a Prerequisite for more Ambitious Climate Policy

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.

Updating the Nationally Determined Contributions – Observations and Opportunities

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 New Leipzig Charter „empowering cities to transform“

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.
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The benefits of cities for higher NDC ambition and post-COVID recovery

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.

Global Recovery: An Imperative for Multi-Level Governance

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.
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Collaborative Climate Action – Experiences from Local Leaders

The concluding session of our three-part event series took a closer look at climate projects in the capital of Georgia, in Tbilisi, and in Hermosillo, Mexico.
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How to mainstream climate projects into local governance frameworks

The second event of the Climate Policy Meets Urban Development series focused on how climate projects can be mainstreamed into cities’ governance frameworks.
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The German multi-level climate support architecture

The Climate Policy Meets Urban Development event series kicked off with contributions on the German multi-level climate support architecture of the National Climate Initiative (NCI) and its mechanisms to foster local climate projects.
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The role of subnational governments in long-term climate strategies

The GIZ event featured speakers from Chile and Slovenia reporting from their experiences with collaborative climate action in designing long-term strategies within their countries.
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Recover Green – Higher NDC Ambition through Collaborative Climate Action

The launch event of the Discussion Paper highlighted the necessities for, and benefits of, including subnational actors in the NDC enhancement process and the opportunities of post-COVID19 recovery packages.
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Event series on Local Climate Leadership in times of COVID-19

In this online event series, experts looked at support mechanisms for local climate action and discussed urban multi-level climate governance in Germany and internationally.
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Supporting local climate action through the National Climate Initiative

In this event experts shared insights on the implementation of Germany’s National Climate Initiative and emphasised Collaborative Climate Action as being integral for its success.
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Higher NDC Ambition through Collaborative Climate Action

The event offers different perspectives on increasing NDC-ambition through collaboration between government levels.

WUF10: Localising Global Agendas

The 10th World Urban Forum marked the first international momentum on climate action and sustainable development in the run-up to COP26 in the UK.

COP25: NDCs and the Climate Emergency of Cities

At this COP25 side-event, hosted jointly by GIZ and ICLEI, the importance of Collaborative Climate Action was raised by panellists from different governmental levels.


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ICCA2019 – Heidelberg Outcomes

The Heidelberg Outcomes offer lessons, levers and practical experiences with regard to implementation of Collaborative Climate Action in a multi-level approach.
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International Climate Initiative Alliance México

Visit the IKI Alliance México Blog to browse the knowledge products of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) project portfolio in Mexico.

Climate Action Summit: New momentum for international climate action

On 23 September 2019, the UN Climate Action Summit, initiated by UN Secretary-General Guterres, convened in New York. More than 60 heads of state and government attended and presented their plans for effective climate measures.