COP 26: UCLG Africa raises the voice of the continent’s local and regional governments and builds key partnerships to address the climate emergency

Within the framework of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC- COP 26) held in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021, UCLG Africa has taken an active part in the work.The delegation led by Mrs. Christine Mba N’Dutume, President of UCLG Africa and Mayor of Libreville advocated for a better involvement of African local and regional governments in the implementation of the Climate Agenda, particularly in terms of adaptation. High level strategic meetings were also held with Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); His Excellency Lee White, the Gabonese Minister of Water and Forests ; Mr. Patrick Verkooijen, the Director General of the Global Center for Adaptation (GCA); Mr. James Grabert, the Director of the Mitigation component of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat  with a view to the involvement of UCLG Africa in the organization of the COP 27 scheduled in Egypt.The delegation of UCLG Africa participated in panel discussions on issues of strategic importance for local and regional authorities, namely:

  • Multilevel governance and the territorialization of NDCs,
  • Accelerating resilience and adaptation,
  • Innovative solutions for climate finance,
  • Capacity building, and
  • Localized MRV system.
Read the report  of UCLG Africa’s participation at COP 26 here