Integrating national and sub-national climate action

Resource Guide

Published: 08/12/2014

Huge opportunities exist for addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation through city and sub-national action and many good examples already demonstrate how this can be achieved in practice. However, given the pace of population growth, increasing urbanisation and the now urgent need to address climate change on a global scale, such examples will need to be replicated rapidly and scaled-up internationally at an unprecedented rate. To meet this global challenge, cities and sub-national governments will need strong support and encouragement from their national government counterparts.

This resource guide introduces the importance of effective integration between national and sub-national government when designing and implementing climate resilient, low emissions development strategies. It was prepared by Ecofys for the Low Emissions Development (LEDS) Global Partnership Working Group on Sub-National Integration.

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Climate Strategies and Policies