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Around 100 ambitious and transformative climate action projects and plans from the world’s cities and regions will be showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December, and interested stakeholders should apply now to participate.

Cities and regions play a vital role in building momentum for the universal climate change agreement that will be concluded in Paris in December, and will play an equally important role in helping to implement the agreement.

ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and a number of partners will showcase the projects and plans as part of their Transformative Actions Program.

City Transformation through Investment and Cooperation

The Transformative Actions Program (TAP) is a 10-year initiative by networks of local and subnational governments to accelerate the implementation of local action to tackle climate change.

This is to happen primarily through scaling-up direct investments and increased engagement in national and global mechanisms, focusing on capacity building, technology transfer and access to climate finance.

The initiative’s aims include:

  • supporting climate investment in urban areas over the next ten years;
  • increasing the scope and quality of local and regional climate action;
  • contributing to the elaboration of new finance mechanisms for local and regional climate action;
  • encouraging multi-level cooperation and governance in the area of climate mitigation and adaptation; and
  • raising the visibility of local and subnational climate action at the national and international level.

Cities and regions can apply by 15 September 2015. Visit the website for more details.

See also infomation on the ICLEI website about the TAP initiative

Image at top of article: TAP website

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