International Climate Summits

Representing local actors

Since the first Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) in 1995, Climate Alliance has participated as an official observer in these important events. In so doing, we raise awareness on the role of Indigenous peoples and local authorities amongst decision makers and other stakeholders in the international climate process.

Climate Alliance is an official member of Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency, which acts as a focal point for local level players, facilitating the exchange of information between them and the Climate Change Secretariat. We are also active in the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) process, which aims to give the local level, civil society and other non-state actors a voice in the international climate negotiations. The LPAA, recognised by the UN, is promising to become a permanent fixture in the run up to these annual Climate Summits.

Climate Summits past and present

COP22 l 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference

7 – 18 November 2016 l Marrakech, Morocco




COP21 l 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

30 November – 12 December 2015 l Paris, France




COP20 l 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference

1 – 12 December 2014 l Lima, Peru




COP19 l 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference

11 – 23 November 2013 l Warsaw, Poland




COP18 l 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference

26 November – 7 December 2012 l Doha, Qatar