Local commitment for more ambitious climate action – Climate Alliance signs Paris Declaration

Climate Alliance has now signed the 2020 Paris Declaration in support of committed local climate action. The Paris Declaration was launched on 11 December 2020 by Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, CEMR (Council of European Municipalities and Regions) and other stakeholders. Some 19 city networks, 110 municipalities and 16 local governments have since signed declaration (as of February 2021).

Five years after signing of the Paris Agreement by states around the globe committing to reduce their emissions, municipalities have taken the opportunity to reaffirm this commitment on the local level. Their commitments within the framework of the Paris Declaration are ambitious. They range from creating a fair society and providing transparent information on climate policy progress to climate justice, the fight against energy poverty and the right to renewable energy for all citizens by 2050. These actions demonstrate once more the essential role local authorities play in fighting the global climate crisis.

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