Global Synthesis Report on Local Climate Action 2022

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Published 2022-03-31
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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 (Climate Action Tracker, 2021). 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 the publications of academic and specialised literature, make it possible to draw global trends.