Published by
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Enabling subnational climate action through multi-level governance

The GIZ VICLIM project, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and UN Habitat present a joint working paper on lessons learnt and good examples of climate policies that unlock the potential of cities, regions and other subnational actors. These include the experiences of five countries - Colombia, Germany, South Africa, Mexico and Myanmar - in the implementation of instruments, such as federal initiatives for local action, MRV systems, financial mechanisms, and institutional arrangements with a climate governance focus. The examples show the potential of subnational governments to fulfill their respective nations’ NDCs.