Regions4, through its key global initiative RegionsAdapt, has collaborated with the international network Climate Chance, contributing input for their new Global Synthesis 2022 on Local Climate Action, which provides a global synthesis and review of key trends, best pratices, and leading networks that support local climate action, focusing on Europe for this issue of the report.

RegionsAdapt features as one of the key initiatives presented in the synthesis report, alongside the best pratice of one of its leading members, the Basque Country, with the presentation of their Urban Klima 2050 project. 

More than six years after the Paris Agreement, and less than two years before the Global Stocktake planned in the Article 14, the world is still not on track to limit global warming to 2°C compared to pre-industrial area, and even less to 1.5°C. It is now certain that even the Covid-19 pandemic did not stop the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: it just paused it. 

Every year, in order to better understand how to set the wheels in motion for an effective and robust 1.5°C path, the Climate Chance Observatory publishes a Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action to track progress of climate action reported by local and regional governments (LRGs) throughout the world. 

Although the absence of consolidated and comparable data remains a challenge, this does not mean that there is no action or mobilisation. The analysis of the evolution of emissions at the local level, the monitoring of the development of the main international initiatives led by networks of local authorities, and the review of he publications of academic and specialised literature, make it possible to draw global trends.

Regions4 campaign #RegionsVoice also receives a mention for giving regional governments a voice in the international arena.

Consult the full report here.