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<< Back to: ICLEI e-News | issue 13, September 2008
PoznaƄ is Poland's fifth largest city and fourth biggest industrial centre. It is located in west-central Poland with over 570,000 inhabitants.

Local Governments will meet at the next UN Climate Conference

Global local government associations invite their peers to join the Poznan Local Government Climate Sessions (LGCS).

A milestone in the Local Government Climate Roadmap

The sessions will follow the examples of previous events organised held at United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COP) since 1995. It shall constitute a relevant milestone in the Local Government Climate Roadmap. This process launched in Bali at COP13 in December 2007 seeks to:
  • Mobilise Local Governments world-wide
  • Promote the World Mayors and Local Governments Climate Protection Agreement or similar, complementary regional instruments
  • Develop a common, participatory positions by Local Governments on their contributions and future role in a post-2012 climate agreement

Local and global leaders to discuss local action

The LGCS will convene local government leaders and facilitate the dialogue between the local, national and international governance working on climate change. COP delegates will be invited to discuss the local government role as key actors for implementing GHG reduction targets. The sessions will document the huge potential of local action and what local governments need to achieve more.

Three-day event

Under the auspice of Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament and hosted by the Mayors of Konin and Poznan, the LGCS will start with a one day event in Konin, followed by two-days in Poznan, prior to the high level segment where national ministers will be present at COP-14.

Accreditation to COP14 and Hotels

Hotel accommodation for Local Governments is recommended in Konin. If you register to the LGCS, ICLEI will facilitate your accreditation for COP-14.


Hotel booking and registration forms are available at www.iclei.org/poznan2008