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Local Government Climate Road Map

In an unprecedented show of unity on the issue, the world's main local-government associations, representing communities from around the world, have launched a two-year strategy - the Local Government Climate Road Map - with the aim of working towards a strong and comprehensive agreement to fight against climate change in the period after 2012, and highlighting the crucial role and interest that cities and local governments have in protecting the climate.

The Local Government Climate Road Map was launched in Bali (Indonesia) in December 2007 during the local government sessions on climate held in parallel with the United Nations Annual Conference on Climate Change, COP13.

The Road Map was created as a process to accompany the international negotiations that will be conducted at COP15 in Copenhagen (Denmark) in December 2009, where the post-2012 (post-Kyoto) climate agreement will be negotiated and is expected to be adopted.

The international partners of the Local Government Climate Road Map are: ICLEI -Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Metropolis, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Mayors' Council on Climate Change (WMCCC).

These organisations are collaborating in the process with other associations, networks and partners on local and national levelsThey include, on the European side, Climate Alliance, Eurocities, Energie-Cités and CEMR, among others.

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