COP25 is underway. The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency has come to the annual Convention of the Parties with 100+ mayors and other subnational leaders from 40+ countries and 70 cities, participating in 120+ sessions supported by 20+ partners.
How did this non-party stakeholder group come into being? At the Earth Summit in 1992, nine stakeholder groups, including local authorities, were designated as essential partners in society for the implementation of global sustainability agenda. The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency has represented local and regional governments at the processes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the first Conference of Parties (COP) in 1995. The LGMA Constituency has represented networks of local and regional governments at the UNFCCC process since 1995.
How does the LGMA engage in global climate advocacy? Follow the trajectory of inputs towards each end-of-year COP in this infographic (click to download the PDF):