Local Government Climate Roadmap

  Local governments have not always been involved in global talks on climate change, but an organization is working to combat this gap. The Local Government Climate Roadmap is a coalition of local governments that works to determine an action plan towards a post-Kyoto framework on climate change. It was launched in Bali in 2007…

Local Authorities Major Group

Agenda 21, a comprehensive action plan from the Earth Summit in 1992, emphasizes the importance of harnessing expertise and capacity from all sectors of society and all types of people to achieve sustainable development. Agenda 21 defined “major groups” which are nine sectors of social, economic and technical stakeholders in sustainable development. Local Authorities is…

UNDP on Local Governance and the Post-2015 Framework

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP’s Director of Democratic Governance, describes the integral role that viable, effective, multi-level governance must play in achieving the post-2015 development agenda in a post on UNDP’s Our Perspective page. In addition to service delivery, local governments are critical intermediaries between the people and the state for reconciliation and the re-establishment of the…

Local Governance Central to UN HLP’s Post-2015 Agenda

“We need governments that tackle the causes of poverty, empower people, are transparent, and permit scrutiny of their affairs.” On May 30, 2013, the United Nation’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released their report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development,” designed to guide the formulation…

UN Advisory Committee of Local Authorities

The United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA) was created as a formal channel to facilitate the development of relationships between local authorities and the work program of UN-Habitat and increase the dialogue between local and central governments and the UN system. This dialogue aims to highlight the important issues of strengthening local governance…