Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA)
The Voice of Cities and Regions in the UNFCCC Climate Process
At the Earth Summit in 1992, nine stakeholder groups—including local authorities—were designated as essential partners in implementing the global sustainability agenda. Since then, the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency has represented networks of local and regional governments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The LGMA has served as the voice of cities and regions since the first Conference of Parties (COP) in 1995 and continue to achieve advocacy success for multilevel action in the climate, nature, and desertification processes.
- Coordinate inputs to the global climate negotiations all year
- Influence and inform outcomes toward meeting the Paris Agreement
- Advocate for multi-stakeholder and sectoral representation across the global advocacy agenda
- Collaborating with COP Presidencies
- Advancing the UNFCCC Friends of Multilevel Action
- Engagement in UNFCCC events: to bring the voice of cities, towns and regions to the UN global negotiations such as COPs
- Stocktake4ClimateEmergency: to assess subnational progress in climate action and contribute to the UNFCCC Global Stocktake
- SURGe initiative: to enhance and accelerate local and urban climate action through multi-level engagement
- Thematic negotiations: to represents the leadership of local, regional and subnational governments in accelerating and scaling up climate action
- Talanoa: to bring together leaders from national and subnational governments in in-country climate consultations
The LGMA works on on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, a joint global policy advocacy initiative of the major international networks of local governments, in the area of climate. Here is the full list of members.
To learn more, visit the cities and regions website.