Subnational Climate Diplomacy – New Roles Post-Paris

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December 12 marks the two year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. The agreement represented an unprecedented international commitment to taking action on climate change within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the two years since the agreement was signed and particularly since the United States announced its intention to withdraw from the accord, subnational efforts have become a driving force for action in the spirit of the Paris Agreement. In the United States, mayors and governors from across the country have taken the lead on the sustainable energy transition, working in collaboration with their international and private sector counterparts to explore options and implement policy. Climate pledges and international coalitions, such as the We Are Still In declaration and Under2 Coalition, are forming a network of public-private activity at the subnational level to support the purpose and spirit of the Paris Agreement.

**Timothy R. Robinson, Chief Counsel, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Please join us for a discussion on the future of climate action in the United States, the role of cities and regions in implementing international climate policy, and the importance of strong transatlantic leadership in this area of global concern.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Scheffel at +1 202 683 2908 or


Delegation of the European Union to the United States
2175 K Street NW
Washington DC 20037

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