LGMA and the MLA Pavillion



The Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency is one of the stakeholder groups that was officially recognized by the UNFCCC at the Earth Summit in 1992.  And LGMA has participated in every COP, beginning with the first COP held in Berlin in 1995.  ICLEI has served as the focal point of the LGMA since 1995. Today LGMA represents more than 45 accredited networks of local and regional governments, with ICLEI’S Global Advocacy Director Yunus Arikan serving as the LGA focal point.  


LGMA participates not only in the COP Conference; it also works throughout the year to ensure the inclusion of ‘’the voice of cities and regions in the climate negotiation process.”   And, of course, advocating for cities and regions to take their place at the COP negotiation table.    


This year the Multilevel Action Pavilion (MLA) is the hub where cities and regions share the stories of their climate action initiatives; as well as developments in areas such as transport, biodiversity, nature-based solutions, and renewable energy systems.  The MLA agenda follows the daily themes set out by the COP Presidency. 


Glasgow was home to the first Multilevel Action Pavilion, held during COP 26.  It was organized by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the Scottish Government.


The Scottish Government is continuing its support for the  Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP 27.  This is in collaboration with the COP27 Presidency, the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, the Marrakech Partnership and the LGMA Partners. 


LGMA  is ‘’the voice of cities and regions in the climate negotiation process.’’  


Since the Earth Summit in 1992, when nine stakeholder groups—including local authorities—were designated as essential partners in implementing the global sustainability agenda, 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). We have served as the voice of cities and regions since the first Conference of Parties (COP) in 1995.

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