Subnational action at the city and state level is essential to the development and implementation of strong climate mitigation and resilience goals — both in the U.S. and around the world.
Hosted by the U.S. Department of State, this event brought together representatives from the national and subnational levels to highlight the commitments and achievements of cities and states, the barriers they face, and the ways that multi-level coordination can be improved for the sake of enhanced ambition.
Mayors & governors from places as diverse as Zambia, Bangladesh, Australia, U.S. & Mexico have different examples of what climate action looks like, but share one message: subnational governments are moving further, faster & with greater ambition. #COP27 https://t.co/QD92r0E98C pic.twitter.com/EQrJ5RvxmB— Washington State Governor’s Office (@WAStateGov) November 15, 2022
The event also marked the official launch of the Subnational Climate Action Leaders’ Exchange (SCALE) initiative, a new USG-led partnership to support cities and states in the development and implementation of net-zero, climate-resilient roadmaps.